Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), a Centrally sponsored Scheme implemented by States/UTs was launched on 2nd October, 1975 for promotion of maternal and child health and nutrition.
The objectives of the scheme are:
In order to achieve above stated objectives, a package of six services are provided:
The primary responsibility for the implementation of the programme is with the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resources Development at the Centre and the nodal departments at the state which may be Social Welfare, Rural Development, Tribal Welfare, Health and Family Welfare or Women and Child Development.
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