Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in 1975 for the holistic development of children. The scheme primarily aims at preventing malnutrition and improving child health (aged 0-6). Simultaneously, the mother’s health is given priority under this scheme to ensure her capacity to nurture her child. The importance is laid on early child care and the learning environment. The scheme tries to provide community-based locally responsive childcare approaches.

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Last Updated February 24, 2023, 13:59 (UTC)
Created October 21, 2021, 06:08 (UTC)
displayName Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
schemeType Centrally Sponsored Scheme
slug icds
states Odisha