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Child Welfare Programmes

S.No. 1

Child Welfare Programmes Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Creche Scheme for the children of %or&ing mothers )eproductive and Child *ealth +rogramme

Year of Beginning 1975

Objectives/Description It is aimed at enhancing the health, nutrition and learning opportunities of infants, young children ( !" years) and their mothers# verall development of children, childhood protection, complete immunisation, a%areness generation among parents on malnutrition, health and education# ,o provide -uality Integrated and sustaina.le +rimary *ealth Care services to the %omen in the reproductive age group and young children and special focus on family planning and Immunisation# ,o eradicate poliomyelitis (polio) in India .y vaccinating all children under the age of five years against polio virus# 1ll children in school, 2ducation 3uarantee Centre, 1lternate School, 4 5ac&!to!School4 camp .y $''(6 all children complete five years of primary schooling .y $''7 6 all children complete eight years of elementary schooling .y $'1' 6 focus on elementary education of satisfactory -uality %ith emphasis on education for life 6 .ridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage .y $''7 and at elementary education level .y $'1' 6 universal retention .y $'1' ,o ensure access and -uality education to the girls of disadvantaged groups of society .y setting up residential schools %ith .oarding facilities at elementary level# Improving the nutritional status of children in classes I : 8III in 3overnment, ;ocal 5ody and 3overnment aided schools, and 23S and 1I2 centres#2ncouraging poor children, .elonging to disadvantaged sections, to attend school more regularly and help them concentrate on classroom activities# +roviding nutritional support to children of primary stage in drought!affected areas during summer



+ulse +olio Immuni0ation 1995 +rogramme

Sarva Shi&sha 1.hiyan


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7astur.a 3andhi 5ali&a 8idyalaya 9id!day meal Scheme

$''/ 1995

vacation# +rovisions for shelter, nutrition, health care, sanitation and hygiene, safe drin&ing %ater, education and recreational facilities and protection against a.use and e=ploitation to destitute and neglected street children# )eduction in child and maternal mortality, universal access to pu.lic services for food and nutrition , sanitation and hygiene and universal access to pu.lic health care services %ith emphasis on services addressing %omen4s and children4s health universal immuni0ation, etc#


Integrated programme for 199( Street Children

,he >ational )ural *ealth 9ission