Integrated Child Development Services: Scheme Brief

Satyarupa Shekhar


ICDS is a comprehensive programme designed to ensure the holistic development of children. It is one of the largest childcare programmes in the world and has been in operation for more than three decades. This scheme brief examines the salient features of the scheme and the extent to which it has been effective in addressing still-widespread malnutrition among children in India.


Policy Note

Thematic Area

Institutions and Society