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Integrated Child Development Services, GOI, 2015-16

Avani Kapur , Ekta Joshi

The Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) scheme is one of the world’s largest programmes for early child development, aiming to improve the nutritional and health status of children aged 0 to 6 years, pregnant and nursing women. Using government data, this brief reports on ICDS performance along the following parameters:

a) Trends in budgetary allocations and expenditures

b) Trends in number of anganwadi centres opened

c) Human resource capacity

d) Coverage of the scheme in terms of eligible beneficiaries, and

e) Outcomes (percentage of malnourished children)

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