ICDS Survey in Jharkhand

13 July 2021 Current Affairs:According to a recent survey, more than 55 percent of children in Jharkhand did not receive Supplementary Nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) even once during the first six months of 2021.

Highlights:
♦ 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
 

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