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.

Beneficiary:

children upto the age of 6 years

Benefits:

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