Diseases & National Health Programme
ICDS was started in: (DNB June 10)
a. In 1975, the government of India initiated a scheme known as the integrated child development services scheme.
b. The objective of this scheme is to deliver the package of services (supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check up, referral services, health and nutrition education and non formal preschool education) to preschool children, expectant and nursing mothers and women in the age group of 15 - 44 years. The services are rendered through Anganwadi centers, under the supervision of a PHC and Child Development Project Officer.