Integrated Child Development Services
Avani Kapur & Ritwik Shukla
The Integrated Child Development Services is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship programme aimed at providing basic education, health, and nutrition services for early childhood development.
This brief uses government data to analyse ICDS performance along the following parameters:
■ Allocations, releases, and expenditures,
■ Component-wise trends,
■ Human and physical resources,
■ Coverage, and
■ Malnutrition status.