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 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 Scheme was started in Karnataka on 2nd October 1975 with a pilot project at T.Narasipura 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 programme.

Objectives of ICDS

l  To improve the nutritional & health status of children  (0-6 years)

l  To lay the foundation for proper physical,  psychological  and emotional development of the child

l  To reduce incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out

l  To achieve effective coordination of policy and implementation among various departments to promote child development

l  To enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child, through proper health and nutrition education


ICDS Services


Target Group

Provided in AWC through

Supplementary Nutrition

Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mothers, Adolescent  girls

Anganwadi Workers (AWW) & Helpers


Children below 6 years; pregnant women


Health Check-up

Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mothers

Doctors/ANM/ AWW


Children below 6 years; pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls

Doctors/ANM/ AWW

Pre-School Education

Children 3-6 years



Nutrition & Health Education

Women (15-45 yrs), adolescent girls

AWW/ANM/LHV/         FNB personnel


Under the ICDS mission, the services have been restructured  as follows:

ICDS Services

Early Childhood Care Education & Development (ECCED



Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)/Pre-school Non - formal Education

0-3  yearsParents/Caregivers


Supplementary Nutrition

6m-3ys;3-6yrs;P & L Mothers

Care and Nutrition Counseling


Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Promotion & Counseling

P & L mothers ,mothers of Children under 3 yrs.

Maternal Care and Counseling

P & L Women

Care, Nutrition, Health & Hygiene Education

P & L mothers, mothers of Children under 3 yrs.

Community based care and Management of underweight children

Moderately and severely under-weight children & their mothers/caregiver


Immunization and micronutrient supplementation

0-3 years;3-6 years ; P&L Mothers

Health Services


Health Check Up

0-3 years;3-6 years ; P&L Mothers

Referral Services

0-3 years;3-6 years ; P&L Mothers

Community Mobilization, Awareness, Advocacy & IEC


IEC, Campaigns and Drives etc.

Families & Community

 At present 62580 AWCs and 3331 mini anganwadi centers are functioning in 204 ICDS projects  in the State, covering all  the 175   taluks (181 rural projects & 12 tribal  & 11 urban   projects).  During 2017-18, 58.26  lakh beneficiaries  availed  benefits under the  scheme.

 a. Administrative cost :

Central Share : State Share   -  25:75/60:40

 The salaries, honoraria, monitoring and evaluation, AWC rent,  PSE and medicine kits  are met.  As per revised guidelines by GOI letter No.11-36/2016 CD-1 dated:23-11-2017 the ICDS administrative cost State ICDS cell/Dist cell/Project cell(contigency, POL, Office rent, Establishment cost), uniform, badge the sharing pattern of GOI is 60 and GOK share is 40 and from December 2017 under District cell the salaries of Programme Officer, Accountants, CDPO, Statistical assistant and supervisors are in the ratio of 25:75.

 b. Anganwadi Workers/Helpers uniform: As per GOI letter No.11-36/2016 CD-1 dated:23-11-2017 Anganwadi Workers/Helpers should be provided with 2 sarees worth Rs.400 each year. During 2017-18 proposal has been sent to government  to supply 2 sarees from KHDC to AWW/AWH/Mini AWW who are  actually functioning.

 c. Pre-School Kit: Under ICDS administrative cost   each AWC and Mini AWC is provided Rs 3000/- & Rs.1500/- respectively towards purchase of pre-school kit.   To provide uniformity and to maintain quality of the pre-school kit in AWCs,   a state level committee was formed with specialists in the field of education and also ICDS functionaries at various levels, and a Model Pre-school Kit was developed.  To procure PSE kit during 2017-18 proposal has been sent to government for approval.

Under ICDS Administrative cost, medicine kits to 62580 anganwadi centres and 3331 mini anganwadi centres @ Rs. 1000/- for each Anganwadi Centre and Rs. 500/-  for  each  mini anganwadi centre.


Central Share: State Share   -  0:100

 Anganwadi workers, though grass root level workers, are the most visible workers at the village level. In recognition of their services to the community, the state government is paying additional honorarium of Rs 5000/- to each Anganwadi worker and Rs 2500/-  to each  helper per month,   out of state funds. Under administrative head additional honorarium is paid to AWW/AWH. The head of account is merged so that AWW/AWH will be able to get central and state salary at once.


Central Share: State Share   -  50:50

Central Share: State Share   -  50:50

GOI is reimbursing 50% of the expenditure incurred by the state government for SNP. Supplementary  nutrition  is   provided  to   the   beneficiaries under the ICDS  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 women/lactating mothers/adolescents girls, 800 calories of energy and 20-25 gms  of  protein to severely 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 . As per GOI letter No.11-36/2016 CD-1 dated:23-11-2017 the unit  cost has been revised to Rs. 8.00 per beneficiary per day for normal children and Rs. 9.50 per beneficiary per day for pregnant/nursing mothers/adolescent girls and Rs. 12.00 to severely malnourished children,after receiving administrative approval from government revised unit cost will be implemented.

In the State, 137 Mahila Supplementary Nutrition Production & Training Center’s (MSPTC) are promoted by DWCD for manufacture and supply of SNP food items to ICDS beneficiaries.  Each MSPTC consists of women members ranging from 22-32 from the most vulnerable sections of the society such as widows, destitutes, physically challenged, mothers of the beneficiary children, poorest of the poor and the members of the Stree-shakti groups etc. The MSPTC functions at taluk level to facilitate easy distribution of SNP food items at AWCs. Through MSPTC,  ready to eat/ ready to cook  food is provided to all beneficiaries  for  6 days in a week.

 The menu is selected by the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner of the district, namely


  • 6 m – 3 yrs                         – wheat rava, rice, greengram rice kichadi, ravaPayasa
  • 3-6 yrs                                  - chitranna, rava ladu, rice kichadi, sproutedgreengram,  rice   sambar


  • Pregnant ,nursing mothers – Multigrain atta, chitranna, wheat, greengram &         
  • & adolescent girls                  jaggery, rice sambar

         Under Kshera Bhagya scheme 6 months – 6 yrs children    are  provided 150 ml milk for 5 days a week  (15 gms skimmed powder and 10 gms sugar)

  • 6 m – 3 yrs severely malnourished  children are  provided egg  for 3 days ,  3 – 6 yrs severely malnourished children are  provided egg  for 5 days and children  who do not consume egg are provided 6  days milk.
  • 6 m – 3 yrs moderately  malnourished  children of 5 backward districts viz., Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Koppal and Yadgir are  provided egg  for 3 days, 3 – 6 yrs children are  provided egg  for 5 days, children  who do not consume egg are provided 6 days milk.
  • 3-6 yrs all children are provided 2 days egg.

Matrupoorna Programme: Matrupoorna programme was launched on 2nd October in the State by providing hot cooked meal to pregnant women and lactating mothers through the existing system of Anganwadi Centers. To improve the nutrient intake of pregnant women through spot feeding by providing One Full Meal in order to reduce the incidence of low birth babies and undernutrition among women & children the main aim of the scheme.

The one full meal consists of Rice, Dal with leafy Vegetables/sambar, vegetables for a minimum of 25 days, boiled Egg and 200ml. milk for 25 days in a month and chikke.  The one full meal will meet 40-45% (RDA: 1342 Calories, 41gms Protein, 578 mg Calcium)of the daily calorie, protein and calcium requirement per day of the pregnant and lactating mothers. Each beneficiary is provided with Rs.21/- worth meal.  Along with the meal, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablet will be administered & gestational weight monitoring will be ensured for pregnant women.


Central Share:State Share  -  60:40

Training   is an integral part of the scheme for all levels of ICDS functionaries. The CDPOs /ACDPOs are trained at NIPCCD, Southern Regional Centre, Bangalore and Supervisors are given job training and refresher training at the Middle Level Training Centres located at Ujire, Dakshina Kannada district. The anganwadi workers are given 32 days job training after their initial recruitment and refresher course training is given once in 2 years, through 21 Anganawadi Workers Training Centres located in the State. The anganwadi helpers are also given orientation training and refresher course training   in these   centres. From  2013-14 the training programmes are conducted as per GOI revised guidelines.

Refresher training was given to 447 Supervisors, JTC was given to 1631 AWWs and 7660 AWWs were trained for RC, 3954 AWH were trained for orientation course and 7073 AWHs were trained for  RC during 2017-18. Rs.535.00 lakhs has been released out of which Rs.527.38 lakhs has been utilised till December 2017.   


Cenral Share:State Share  - 0:100  

Anganwadi workers and Helpers are working on an honorary basis in ICDS projects. If anganwadi workers/helpers die while in service, or are suffering from severe ailments, their families are given some compensation and financial relief.  A sum of Rs.20,000/- is sanctioned to  the   legal heir  of the deceased anganwadi worker and Rs. 10,000/- is sanctioned to the legal heir of the deceased  Anganwadi Helper as death relief fund. From September 2014 the death relief amount has been increased to Rs.50000/- for both AWW and AWH. AWWs/Helpers who have completed a minimum of one year of service are eligible for financial assistance under the scheme.

 During 2017-18 the families of 120Anganwadi workers / helpers were  given death relief/medical reimbursement fund of Rs.44.92 lakhs.


A good building is the basic infrastructure to be provided for the smooth functioning of the anganwadi centre under ICDS, especially for indoor activities for  anganwadi children and sufficient space for outdoor activities.

 Out of 62580 Anganwadi centres and 3331 Mini AWCs functioning in the State, 41508 anganwadi centres have their own buildings, 1527 AWC function in Panchyat buildings, 3537 AWC function in community halls, 152 AWC function in  Yuvak mandals & 94 in  Mahila mandals,  4266 AWC function in schools,  and 11956 AWC run in rented buildings and 2765 AWC run  through other  alternative arrangements.

 Based on the  availability of funds and land, the AW buildings are constructed with assistance  from NABARD under RIDF scheme, under SDP,   with Departmental funds and  funds from other schemes .

i) Construction of Anganwadi Buildings (NABARD assistance)  :

Considering the imperative need of providing buildings to run anganwadi centres, NABARD is extending financial support in the form of loan for their construction.  In the construction of buildings,  NABARD share is 85% and   15% is borne by the GOK .The GOK has to refund the loan to NABARD within 7 years.

2017-18 NABARD:

During the year 2017-18 Rs.44.15 lakhs budget has been earmarked for Anganwadi building construction under RIDF scheme of NABARD works. An amount of Rs 3361.50lakhs has been released to zilla panchyat for construction 365 buildings  which were sanctioned during 2016-17 under RIDF 22 and for RIDF 20 Rs.1053.50 lakhs amount was released. Rs.2686.966 lakhs has been drawn till December 2017.

ii)  AW building construction under  Special Development Programme:

Central Share:State Share  - 0:100

 According to Dr. Nanjundappa report on Regional Imbalances, 114 backward taluks have been identified as backward, more backward and most backward taluks. These are given priority in construction of AW buildings under special development programme.

During 2017-18 annual budget Rs.3600.00 lakhs is earmarked under special development programme. Administrative approval given on 6-10-17 to construct buildings in 3 installments and Rs.2700.00  lakhs fund released to Zilla Panchyat for construction of  anganwadi buildings. Rs.75.60 lakhs has been drawn till December 2017.

iii) Maintainenace of Anganwadi Buildings (District sector programmes)

Central Share:State Share  - 0:100

 During 2017-18 under  Zilla Panchyat Anganwadi building maintainenace scheme Rs.2476.00 lakhs budget has been allocated for maintenance of anganawadi buildings, Rs.1857.00 lakhs  budget has been released. This budget will be utilized  for repair of buildings, Rs.104.47 lakhs expenditure incurred as on December 2017.

 iv) Maintainence of  Anganwadis:State Sector

Central Share:State Share  - 60:40

 During 2017-18, Rs.822.00 lakhs budget has been allocated  under scheme Maintenance of Anganwadis.  In co-ordination with state and central (60:40) Rs.2000/- for  annual maintenance   of each   Anganwadi buildings which is included APIP. Approval not yet accorded by Government of India.

  v) Upgradation of  Anganwadi Buildings :State Sector

Central Share:State Share  - 60:40

 During 2017-18, Rs.1700.00 lakhs budget has been allocated  for the  scheme Upgradation  of Anganwadi Buildings under new Head of Account 4235-02-102-1-03-059. The sharing pattern is (60:40) for upgradation of buildings @ Rs.1.00 lakhs, central approval is awaited.

  vi) Construction of Anganwadi building(NREGA)

Administrative approved is accorded during 2015-16  for construction of 3000 Anganwdi buildings under NREGA, partial budget has been released for  1500 buildings. During 2017-18 under NREGA  Rs.44.00 crores state share provision was made and  in supplementary expenditure-2 central funds of Rs.18.00 crores provision was made total Rs.62.00 crores has been allocated. During 2016-17 for remaining 1500 buildings Rs.1700.00 lakhs was released on 25-5-2017 and Rs.1599.00 lakhs for 511 buildings was released on 21-12-2017. Rs.1116.50 lakhs  has been drawn till December2017.


Central Share:State Share  -  0:100

During 2007-08 a new scheme was introduced by the Government of Karnataka wherein Rs2000/- is given to each severely malnourished child for meeting medical expenses and for therapeutic food  as per  doctor’s prescription so as  to improve the child’s health and bring it to normalcy.  For 2017-18 till December 2017  Rs.312.84  lakhs has been spent for assisting  15642 severely malnourished children to meet the medical expenses.


Central Share:State Share  -  60:40

Kishori Shakti Yojana is being implemented in 143 ICDS projects of 21 districts where SABLA is not being implemented. Under KSY, 180 Adolescent Girls in each project are given 5-days residential training every year, from funds released exclusively for the scheme (along with the administrative cost)  and Supplementary Nutrition is being provided to 2 adolescent girls in each anganwadi centre for 300 days in a year. During 2017-18 Rs.40.96 lakhs budget has been released.


Central Share:State Share  - 60:40

Adolescence is a significant period for mental, emotional and physiological development of children.   A need has emerged to formulate a new comprehensive scheme with richer content merging the erstwhile two schemes – Kishori Shakthi Yojana (KSY) and Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls(NPAG). This scheme called Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)   SABLA, has been implemented in 9 districts (Gulbarga, Kolar, Bangalore®, Bellary, Bijapur, Dharwad, Chickmaglur, Uttar Kannada, Kodagu) of the state.

Under SABLA, Supplementary Nutrition (SNP) and Non- Nutrition component services are provided to kishoris. GOI has directed to provide nutrition to 11-14 yrs out of school and all 15-18 yrs all adolescent girls through ICDS network.

Under non-nutrition component,  adolescent girls are provided with services like training on life skills,  Nutrition & Health Education (NHEd), knowledge about family planning, child care practices, home management, reproductive & sexual health, vocational skill training. During the year 2017-18 Rs.115.70 lakhs amount has been released.


Central share:State Share  -   0:100

Under this scheme the AWW/AWH in the age group of 18 – 55 yrs are required   to contribute Rs. 150 and Rs. 84 respectively as monthly instalment and an equal amount is contributed by GOK. During 2017-18  Rs.1512.00 lakhs budget was allocated out of which Rs.1251.82 lakhs has been credited to NPS account till December 2017.


Central share:State Share  -    60:40

From 2010-11 a new scheme called Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahayog Yojana (IGMSY)  is being  implemented on a pilot basis in 2 districts of the state , viz Dharwad and Kolar. Pregnant and nursing mothers are given nutrition and health education, health tips and  IYCF guidance.  AWCs are used as the main platform for implementation of the scheme in the piloted ICDS projects.

During 2017-18 the scheme has been extended to all districts of the state and renamed as Pradhana Mantri Matru Vandan 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 practices. Pregnant women would receive Rs. 1,000/-  within 6 months of pregnancy,  Rs. 2,000/-  after six months of child birth and Rs.2,000/- after the child receiving first round of immunisation.  An amount of  Rs. 5,000/- is paid in 3 instalments through Direct Benefit Transfer to the beneficary account.The above  beneficiaries are also eligible  for financial assistance under Janani Suraksha Yojana (NRHM).

During 2017-18  Rs. 94.19 crores was released by GOI till December 2017.


Central share:State Share  -  0:100

During 2016-17 budget speech "Bala Snehi Programme" has been announced to make 10000 anganwadi centers child friendly so as to attract children to  anganwadi centers, wall paintings relating to pre-school education . For this Rs.5.00 crores has been released out of which Rs.82.75 lakhs has been drawn till December 2017.


Central share:State Share  -  0:100

  Under scheduled caste and scheduled tribal sub scheme act 2013 the unspent amount of Rs.47.00 lakhs of 2015-16 is provided during 2016-17. The funds of Rs.46.36 lakhs for construction of 8 buildings was released on 12-5-2017.Till December 2017 Rs.11.59 lakhs amount has been drawn.





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