Department Of Women’s And Child Development Telangana, Telangana is one of the few states where a separate Department is functioning for development and welfare of women and children. In many states, these come under the Social Welfare Department. The broad mandate of the Department is to have holistic development of Women and Children.
For the holistic development of the child, the Department has been implementing the world’s largest and most unique and outreach programme of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) providing a package of services comprising supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check up and referral services, pre-school non-formal education. There are 35,700 Anganwadi Centers functioning in the State in 149 ICDS Projects. (31,711 Main Centers and 3989 Mini Centers)
What We Do
An implementation of ICDS has resulted in improvement of the nutritional status of women and children in the state, the desired goals have not been achieved. The percentage of low birth weight babies, underweight children ( <3 years) and pregnant women who are anaemic is still high. As a result, reduction of Infant Mortality Rate(IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) continues tobe a challenge.
|No of ICDS Projects – 149|
|Coverage of Stakeholders – 22,28,150|
|Pregnant , Lactating Mother||7 months to 3 yrs children||3 yrs to 6 yrs Children|