INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES



        ICDS is today the largest community based outreach programme for holistic early child development. It is a crucial link between disadvantaged communities and the primary health care and education systems. ICDS scheme is a pioneer scheme taking care of the welfare of the Mother and Child.

 Aims and objectives of the scheme

  

Sl NO

Name of the Block

No. of Main Centers

No of Mini Centers

Total Centers

1

Thovalai

119

4

123

2

Agastheeswaram

107

2

109

3

Rajakamangalam

130

-

130

4

Thuckalay

144

-

144

5

Kurunthancode

175

2

177

6

Thiruvattar

140

7

147

7

Melpuram

154

19

173

8

Killiyoor

122

-

122

9

Munchirai

174

-

174

10

Nagercoil (G)

102

-

102

 

Total

1367

34

1401

 

 

Beneficiaries of the Scheme

 

1.     6-24 months children and 25-60 months children

2.     AN and PN mothers

3.     Adolescent girls

4.     Old Age pensioners

 

Activities of the Scheme

 

1.     Weaning Food

2.     Vaccination

3.     Medical Check Up

4.     Referral Cases

5.     Pre School Education

6.     Nutritious Food and Health Education

7.     Weight taking and monitoring.

  

1. Weaning Food:

           The weight is taken every month and growth of all children upto 36 months  is monitored. The children have been classified as normal , Moderate, and severely under weight  according to their  weights. Every day morning 130 gram weaning food is supplied by the Anganwadi Workers to the children of  normal , Moderate l and 190 gram weaning food is supplied to the children of severely under weight. Also 160 gram weaning food is supplied to AN and PN mothers every day.In Kanniyakumari district average child beneficiaries (SNP beneficiaries) 33000 ,average AN mothers is 7170 and average PN mothers 6150. Also 1 egg is given to 1-2 years old children every wednesday.

           The incredients of 100 gram weaning food are as follows.

 

Wheat/maize/bajra powder      :   52 gram

Germinated Ragi flour             :    5gram

Bengal gram dhal                     : 12 gram

Canegur powder                           :  30 gram

Vitamins and mineral                :  1 gm

  

Also 100 gram weaning food gives 8.5 gram proteins and 350 Kilo calories.

 

Pre School Education and Nutritious Food:

                    Preschool education and nutritious food are given to the 25-60 months  children. Every Week three eggs are given to these children (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) In Kanniyakumari District average preschool children is 34950.  Preschool education will be given to these children by using play materials, Educational Charts Teaching Aids supplied by SSA and Social welfare department Also free Medical Check up and medical treatment are being given to the children, AN Mothers and PN Mothers with the help of health department. Also vaccination, Vitamin tablets and Iron tablets will be given to the childrn and AN/ PN mothers.

  

Scheme for adolescent girls

 

                   Now the government has implemented  the SABLA New Scheme in 10 districts in Tamil nadu for the improvement of adolescent girls.Our Kanniyakumari District is One among the ten .The beneficiaries are 11-18 years girls. The services to be provided to Adult Girls are as follows .

 

Nutrition Provision

i.                    Iron and Folic acid.

ii.                   Health check up and Referral services\

iii.                 Nutrition and health education

iv.                Counselling / Guidance on family welfare child care practices and home management

v.                  Life skill education and accessing public services.

vi.                Vocational training for girls aged 16 and above under National skill development program (NSDP)

  

          The supplementary Nutrition food to the Adult Girls  will be supplied as Take Home Ration Method.

 INTRODUCTION OF VARIETY RICE IN ANGANWADI CENTERS:

          Considering the special nature and digestive capacity of the little children attending Anganwadi centers our Government has introduced special Menu to be followed throughout the year  as follows

 

DAYS

PROPOSED MENU

Monday

Tomato Rice + Boiled Egg

Tuesday

Mixed rice  + Bengal Gram / Greengram

Wednesday

Vegetable Pulav rice + Boiled Egg

Thursday

Lemon rice + Boiled Egg

Friday

Dhal rice +Potato

Saturday

Mixed rice

Sunday

Mixed rice

 

This menu change in I.C.D.S centers is successfully implemented in Munchirai as pilot Block in our Kanniyakumari District.

For successful implementation of the scheme Our Government has ordered the feeding charges enhancement for the pilot Block towards implementation of menu change as follows:-

 

Sl No

Food Commodities

Existing Cost

Enhanced Cost

Menu using  with Dhal

Menu with out Dhal

1

Vegetables

25.paise

70.paise

80 .paise

2

Condiments

12.paise

24.paise

36. paise

3

Fuel

19.paise

19.paise

19. paise

 

Total

56.paise

Rs 1.13

Rs. 1.35

 


 
 
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