♦ According to the National Family Health Survey-4 data, every second child in the state is stunted and underweight, every third child are stunted, every 10 children are severely wasting, and about 70% of children are anemic.
About Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS):
♦ It is a central funding scheme launched in 1975.
♦ It is implemented by the Women and Child Development Ministries.
It is an umbrella scheme under 6 Schemes operates namely:
♦ Anganwadi Services Scheme
♦ Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
♦ National Childcare Scheme
♦ Adolescent Girl Scheme
♦ Child Protection Scheme
♦ POSHAN Abhiyaan