Only 7 in 100 anganwadi beneficiaries are in cities

News:According to Right to Information(RTI) query,for every 100 anganwadi beneficiaries in the country,only seven are in urban areas. Facts: There are a total of 7.95 crore beneficiaries of the anganwadi scheme in the country as on September 30,2019. However,only 55 lakh were registered at urban anganwadis.This is because of an acute paucity of anganwadi centres… Continue reading Only 7 in 100 anganwadi beneficiaries are in cities

Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in urban areas

News: NITI Aayog will develop draft policy for enhancing ICDS programme in urban areas. Facts: Integrated Child Development scheme Launched in 1975, the scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Objectives: Improvement in the health and nutritional status of children 0–6 years and pregnant and lactating mothers. Reduction in the incidence… Continue reading Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in urban areas

Poorest of poor and uneducated women left behind in ICDS

A paper published in a WHO bulletin has revealed that the services under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) have an inadequate reach among the poorest of the poor and uneducated mothers. The Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) was launched in 1975. The scheme comes under   the purview of the Ministry of Women and Child Development… Continue reading Poorest of poor and uneducated women left behind in ICDS

Setting a proper diet plan

Setting a proper diet plan News: The article discusses about the hunger and deprivation levels in India despite being an agrarian and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Important Facts: Recently, India has been ranked at 103 out of 119 countries, with hunger levels categorised as “serious”, in the Global Hunger Index… Continue reading Setting a proper diet plan