Integrated child developmental scheme(ICDS)

Integrated child developmental scheme(ICDS)



  • ICDS was launched on 2″d October 1975 in 33 Community development block.
  • ICDS programme is a globally recognized community based early child care programme, which addresses the basic interrelated needs of yound children, expectant and nursing mothers and adolescent girls across the life cycle, in a holistic manner.
  • Sponsored by ministry  Ministry of social welfare 


  • 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


  • Supplementary nutrition
  • Immunization
  • Health check-up
  • Referral services
  • Pre-school non-formal education
  • Nutrition & health education.


  • The Anganwadi Workers
  • Anganwadi Helpers
  • Supervisors
  • Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs)
  • District Programme Officers (DPOs)
  • The medical officers
  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM)
  • Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA)

Administrative units for ICDS are as follows:

  • Rural area: Community development block
  • Tribal area: Tribal development block
  • Urban area: Group of slums


Under ICDS Scheme supplementary nutrition is given to:

  • Children below 6 yrs
  • Nursing mothers
  • Expectant mothers


  • Each child upto 6 years of age to get 300 calories and 8-10 grams of protein
  • Each adolescent girl to get 500 calories and 20-25grams of protein
  • Each pregnant women and lactating mother to get 500 calories and 20-25 gms of protein
  • Each malnourished child to get 600 calories and 16-20 grams of protein
  • Supplementary nutrition is given for 300 days a year.

Kishori Shakti Yojna (KSY)

 KSY is rename of ‘Adolescent Girl’s scheme’ under ICDS.

Its aims are –

  • To improve the nutritional and health status of adolescent girls
  • To promote self development, awareness of health, hyiegene nutrition and family life and child care. o KSY covers 6118 ICDS projects.
Don’t Forget to Solve all the previous Year Question asked on Integrated child developmental scheme(ICDS)

Module Below Start Quiz

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Malcare WordPress Security