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Right to Food (Integrated Child Development Scheme)
(Matra Chhaya evam Kishori Yojana)

Striving to achieve Millennium Development

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality and

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Striving to achieve Millennium Development Goals

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality 
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

According to statistics, 56.2% of women suffer from anemia, and have lower than normal levels of blood hemoglobin. Among pregnant women, anemia has increased from 50% to almost 58%. Poverty and poor purchasing power have been identified as two major factors responsible for low dietary intake. The Government has initiated major nutritional intervention programmes to improve the health status of women and children and bring down mortality.

The Integrated Child Development Scheme was introduced as a major programme for breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition, morbidity, reduced learning capacity and mortality. Children are the future citizens of our country; their physical and mental well-being is directly linked to the future growth of the nation. The ICDS Scheme represents one of the world’s largest and most unique programmes for early childhood development. It is symbolic of India’s continued commitment to her children, to provide school education, on the one hand and prevent malnutrition, morbidity, reduced learning capacity and mortality, on the other. ICDS addresses the health and nutrition needs of children under six. The purpose is to provide children with pre-school educational needs, supplementary nutritional needs and health care, in a single package. Since the mother is as important for the child, the ICDS program also focuses on the needs of pregnant women, adolescent children, lactating mothers, through a vast network of ‘Aanganwaris’ or ICDS centers.

INDCARE Trust, with its efforts in a number of areas in Delhi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has tried to make the Right to Food, through the ICDS, as accessible as it posisible thus contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals. Through this attempt, 49 Self Help Groups were also linked to the scheme and 490 women were employed. This ensured livelihood to them for supplying nutritious food to undernourished children. Not only is this, currently 30% of the total assets is also held by these women. This is a remarkable achievement in itself.

INDCARE TRUST’s ICDS Area of Operation & Coverage

SN

Project

ANGANVADI COVERED

TOTAL Beneficiaries

(Child and Mother)

1

Nabi Karim

129

12900

2

Jama Masjid

123

12300

3

Mangolpuri

144

14400

4

Nagaloi

95

9500

5

Shahbad Dairy

90

9000

6

Shakurpur

99

9900

Total

680

68000


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-- Barbara Colorose

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