Shri. Atul Prasad, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary
Social Welfare Department
Shri Alok Kumar, IFS
Director, ICDS
Q1. What is ICDS ?

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is a government programme in India which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers. The scheme was launched in 1975, discontinued in 1978 by the government of Morarji Desai, and then relaunched by the Tenth Five Year Plan.

Q2. What are the services sponsored under ICDS ?
  1. Immunization
  2. Supplementary nutrition
  3. Health checkup
  4. Referral services
  5. Pre-school education(Non-Formal)
  6. Nutrition and Health information