A holistic physical, psychosocial, cognitive and emotional development of children under 6 years of age.
To nurture protective, child friendly, development, learning and promotion of optimal early childhood care with greater emphasis on children under three years.
A gender sensitive family, community programme and policy environment including adolescent and maternal care.
During the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017), Integrated Child Development Services Scheme has been restructured to carry out, programmatic, management and institutional reforms in a phased manner, where Anganwadi Centres are repositioned as a “vibrant early childhood development centre” to become the “first out post” for learning, health and nutrition by providing additional human resource and infrastructure.
For the year 2013 - 2014, restructured pattern of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme was implemented in thirteen districts and during the year 2014 - 2015, the entire State has been covered.
Government have formed State Mission Steering Group (SMSG), State Empowered Programme Committee (SEPC) and State ICDS Mission as per G.O.(Ms).No.67, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme (SW-7-1) Department, dated 10.7.2013 and the State Government have also established the State and District Child Development Society with its Governing Body and Executive Committee vide G.O.(Ms).No.68, Social welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme (SW-7-1) Department, dt. 10.7.2013.
To institutionalize essential services and strengthen infrastructures at all levels
To enhance capacities at all levels through trainings.
To ensure appropriate inter-sectoral responses at all levels in convergence with Health, Rural Development, Municipal Administration and Education Department.
To raise public awareness at all levels and participation through mobilisation and IEC activites
To create database and knowledge base for child development services utilising information technology enable services.