About ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services
The Integrated Child Development Sevices Programme aims at providing services
to pre-school children in an integrated manner so as to ensure proper growth
and development of children in rural, tribal and slum areas. ICDS is a
centrally sponsored scheme.
ICDS -- In Maharashtra
There are 553 projects in Maharashtra out of which:
364 projects in Rural areas.
85 projects in Tribal areas.
104 projects in Urban Slum areas.
Total population of the children of 0-6 years of age is 1,31,87,087 in
Maharashtra State (as per census 2001).
The population of the children 0-6 years of age in the areas covered by ICDS
scheme in Maharashtra is about 86,31,910.
There are 88,272 Anganwadi functioning Under ICDS scheme.