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Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)     (report as on 18.07.2010)

  Integrated Child Development Scheme was started in the year 1975 as a pilot project with the following objectives :
     1. To improve the health and nutritional status of children in the age group of 0-6 years.
     2. To let the foundation of proper psychological, physical and social development of the children.
     3. To reduce the incidents of mortality, morbidity, and malnutrition and school drop outs.
     4. To achieve effective co-ordination of policy and integration amongst various departments to promote child development.
     5. To enhance the capability of mother to look after the normal health and nutritional need of the children through proper nutrition and health education.


       The ICDS Project has been trying to reach its target through services like :-
  • Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)
  • Immunisation Programme
  • Pre-School Education Programme
  • Health Check-up
  • Referral Services
  • Health and Nutrition Education

       ICDS is one of the largest Early Childhood Care & Education programme of India. This scheme is aimed in improving the health & nutritional status of children below 6 years of age, reducing the rate of malnutrition, mortality, morbidity and rate of school dropout of children, giving children opportunity for proper foundation of their physical, mental & social development. It also helps to enhance the capability of mothers to look after the nutritional & health status of their children.

       In order to arrive at the target, ICDS Projects have been sanctioned in different areas of the country- in rural, tribal and urban slum areas. Anganwadi Centres are the main point at grass root level through which the services of ICDS are being catered to its child and mother beneficiaries. Anganwadi Worker is the key person of the AWC and she is assisted by an Anganwadi Helper.

       In Urban slum & rural areas each AWC covers a population of 500-1000 and in tribal areas it is 300-700.Recently, Adolescent Girls are also brought in to the purview of ICDS and they are given Health & Nutrition Education, awareness on Social Issues (Dowry, Early marriage, Trafficking, Rights of Women, Atrocities to Women etc) Also they are providing with Albendazole Tablets (for de-warming) and IFA tablets (to combat anaemia). Vocational training is also given to selected Adolescent Girls through Kishory Shakti Yojana Scheme in different ICDS Project.

       In order to reach at the target the following services are being catered in the Anganwadi Centres situated in different Gram Panchayets and Wards of municipality areas. Presently the total number of sanctioned AWCs in the district is 4152. The breakup of operationalised AWCs (Block-wise) is given below :-

Sl. no. Name of Project-Block No. of AWCs Sanctioned No. of AWCs Functioning
1. Cooch Behar - I 511 428
2. Cooch Behar - II 480 424
3. Dinhata - I 426 346
4. Dinhata - II 338 316
5. Haldibari 240 237
6. Mathabhanga - I 343 343
7. Mathabhanga - II 345 330
8. Mekhliganj 273 138
9. Sitai 229 182
10. Sitalkuchi 297 275
11. Tufanganj - I 369 339
12. Tufanganj - II 301 298
Total : 4152 3656
Recruitment for the recently sanctioned 1111 AWCs is going-on.

Services & Beneficiaries
Sl.no. Services Beneficiaries
1. Supplementary Nutrition Programme Children from 6 months to 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers
2. Immunisation Programme Children below 6 years & Pregnant Mother
3. Pre-School Education Programme Children from 3 years to 6 years age group
4. Health Check-up & Referral Services Children from below 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers
5. Health & Nutrition Education Women of age group 15 to 45 years

How it is Functioning
Through the AWCs , AWWs are catering services during four hours of the day
  • Presently Rice-khichuri with mixed vegetables is provided as Supplementary Nutrition. Boiled egg is also providing to children and mothers as morning snacks.
  • Pre-school programme is done for the children of age group 3-6 yrs through Play-way method using different teaching aids, like - charts, toys or playing equipments.
  • Immunisation programme is done against 6 killer diseases with the help of Health staff.
  • Health and Nutrition Education is done through Mothers’ meeting and Home visit by AWWs with the help of ANMs.
  • Growth Monitoring is done taking weight of children below 5 years of age, plotting on Growth Chart and advising mothers accordingly.
Average Feeding Days for the Year 2010-2011 (upto June, 2010)
Sl. no. Name of Project-Block April, 2010 May, 2010 June, 2010
1. Cooch Behar - I 12 16.3 24
2. Cooch Behar - II 25 21 18
3. Dinhata - I 23 19.9 25
4. Dinhata - II 26 25 22
5. Haldibari 21.6 25.02 25.3
6. Mathabhanga - I 25 18 27
7. Mathabhanga - II 24.7 19.6 22
8. Mekhliganj 20 3.4 16
9. Sitai 24 25 26
10. Sitalkuchi 21 19 19.6
11. Tufanganj - I 23 23.2 24.8
12. Tufanganj - II 25 23 28
District Averge : 22.52 19.9 23.14


Nutritional Status of Children below 5 years of age during the month of June, 2010
Sl. no. Name of Project-Block Total Children weighed Normal Gr. Grade-I Grade-II Grade-III & IV
1. Cooch Behar - I 15593 8674 5169 1685 15
2. Cooch Behar - II 11295 6180 4202 906 7
3. Dinhata - I 18760 10684 6203 1862 11
4. Dinhata - II 16723 9069 5917 1736 1
5. Haldibari 10674 5179 4283 1178 34
6. Mathabhanga - I 19924 10589 6735 2532 68
7. Mathabhanga - II 8064 4731 2435 869 29
8. Mekhliganj 4443 2691 1404 347 1
9. Sitai 8147 3993 3007 1121 26
10. Sitalkuchi 8695 4524 2927 1201 43
11. Tufanganj - I 9028 4728 3297 955 28
12. Tufanganj - II 7241 3665 2609 958 9
District Total : 138587 7470 48188 15350 272

Number of Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) Beneficiaries covered
Sl. no. Name of Project-Block Pregnant &
Lactating Mother
Children
(6mnth-3yrs)
Children
(3yrs-6yrs)
1. Cooch Behar - I 5605 17179 13436
2. Cooch Behar - II 3830 11607 9008
3. Dinhata - I 4772 13363 11205
4. Dinhata - II 4312 11871 9314
5. Haldibari 2101 5320 4308
6. Mathabhanga - I 4416 12050 9681
7. Mathabhanga - II 3793 11199 8540
8. Mekhliganj 2259 6639 5301
9. Sitai 2504 7275 5549
10. Sitalkuchi 4014 11347 8928
11. Tufanganj - I 3602 10790 8397
12. Tufanganj - II 2698 8149 6412
District Total : 43906 126789 100079





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