Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme [ Central Plan Scheme]

The ICDS Scheme was launched by the Govt. of India in the State of Arunachal Pradesh in the year 1978-79 with one ICDS Project namely, Niausa ICDS Project in Tirap District. So far there are 98 ICDS Projects with 6225 Anganwadi Centres in the State, sanctioned by Govt. of India. Out of which 93 ICDS projects with 6028 Anganwadi Centre are operational.

List of ICDS projects in Arunachal Pradesh Click here
Details of Anganwadi Workers & Anganwadi Helpers (under preparation; being compiled) Click here

The major objectives of ICDS scheme are :- To improve the Nutritional and health status of children in the age group of 0-6 years. To lay the foundations for proper Psychological, physical and social development of the child. To reduce the incidence of mortality and morbidity, mal nutrition and school drop-out. To achieve coordination of policy & implementation among various departments to promote child development To enhance the capability of the mother and child through proper nutrition and health education.
Package of Services are : Supplementary feeding (Nutrition),Immunisation, Health Check-up,Referral services, Nutrition and health education, Pre-School education and Non formal education
Beneficiary Services
Expectant and Nursing mothers Health check-up, Supplementary Nutrition
Immunisation of expectant mothers against tetanus
Nutrition and Health Education
Children (0-3 yrs) Supplementary Nutrition, Immunisation
Health Check-up, Referral services
Children between 3-6 years Supplementary Nutrition, Immunisation
Health Check-up, Referral services
Non-formal pre-school education