About ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services Scheme)
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.