The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is the largest program for promotion of maternal and child health and nutrition not only in India but in the whole world.Launched on 2nd October 1975, today, ICDS Scheme represents one of the world’s largest and most unique programmes for early childhood development. ICDS is the foremost symbol of India’s commitment to her children – India’s response to the challenge of providing pre-school education on one hand and breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition, morbidity, reduced learning capacity and mortality, on the other.
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1. Objectives: To improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years To lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child To reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout To achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development To enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education
2. Services: supplementary nutrition and health check-up immunization referral services pre-school non-formal education nutrition & health education