Integrated Child Development Services Scheme

Date : 02/10/2009 - | Sector: Women-and-Child-Development-Department

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is a government programme in India which provides food, preschool education,primary healthcare, immunization, health check-up and referral services to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.The scheme was launched in 1975, discontinued in 1978 by the government of Morarji Desai, and then relaunched by the Tenth Five Year Plan.


children upto the age of 6 years


Improvement in the health and nutritional status of children 0–6 years and pregnant and lactating mothers.