Programmes for child development
INTERGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SCHEME:
Keeping in view the vision that future of India is the future of the children, the department is laying greater emphasis and making, well deserved concrete efforts in the implementation of all existing government policies and programmes for the welfare and development of children which is an investment in itself, for their overall socio economic growth. The integrated Child Development Services Schemes was started in Karnataka on 2nd October 1975 with a pilot project at T.Narasipur in Mysore District with just 100 Anganwadi Centres. Since then, the programme has expanded to all the revenue taluks in the state. The welfare of pregnant Women, Nursing mothers, adolescent girls and children below 6 years has acquired a prime place in the programmes.
|SERVICES||TARGET GROUPS||PROVIDED IN AWC THROUGH|
|Supplementary nutrition||Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mother s. Adolescent girls||Anganwadi Workers(AWW) and Helper|
|Immunization||Children below 6 years: pregnant women||ANM|
|Health check-up||Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mothers||Doctors/ANM/AWW|
|Referral||Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls||Doctors/ANM/AWW|
|Pre- school education||Children 3-6 years||AWW|
|Nutrition and Health Education||Women(15-45 yrs), adolescent girls||AWW/ANM/LHV/FNB personnel|
Objectives of INTERGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SCHEME
- To improve nutritional and health status of children (0-6 years)
- To lay the foundation for proper physical, psychological and emotional development of the child
- To reduce incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out rate.
- To achieve effective coordination of policy and implementation among various departments to promote Child development.
- To enhances the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the
- Child, through proper health and nutrition education.
Supplementary Nutrition programmes
I.C.D.S. Programme with revised feeding norms of 500 calories of energy and 12-15 gms of protein to 0-6 years children, 600 calories of energy and 18-20 gms of protein to pregnant woman/lactating mothers/adolescents girls, 800 calories of energy and 20-25 gms of protein to severally malnourished Children as a supplement to their normal intake, as envisaged in the schematic guidelines. Supplementary nutrition is given for 300 days in a year.
Mathrupoorna programme was launched on 2nd October, 2017 in the district by providing hot cooked meals to pregnant Women and lactating mothers through the existing system of anganwadi Centres. To improve the nutrient intake of pregnant Women through spot feeding by providing One Full Meals in order to reduce the incidences of low birth babies and under nutrition among Women and Children the main aim of the Schemes.
PRADHANA MANTRI MATRU VANDANA YOJANA:
The Scheme is a centrally sponsored with 60:40 assistance from GOI/GOK. The Scheme would contribute to better environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and 0-6 months lactating mothers, thus enable them for breast feeding within one hour of delivery and exclusive breast feeding for six months along with other IYCF practise. Pregnant Women would receive Rs.1000/- within 6 months of pregnancy, Rs.2000/- after six months of Child birth and Rs.2000/- after the Child receiving first round of immunisation. An amount of Rs. 5000/- is paid in 3 instalments though Direct Benefit Transfer to the beneficiary account. The above beneficiaries are also eligible for financial assistance under Janani Suraksha Yojana(NRJM).
Beti bachao, Beti padhao:
Beti bacho, beti padhao is a new scheme launched by honrable prime minister of India on 22nd Jan 201 at the national level. Improving the child sex ratio is the main motto of the scheme.
- Prevent gender sex selective elimination
- Ensure survival and protection of the girl child
- Ensure education of girl child