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Welcome to the Department of Women Development & Child Welfare

INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (ICDS):-
The Department has universalized the ICDS Programme in the entire State with the sanction of 387 ICDS Projects and 91,307 AWCs. Out of the total 91,307 AWCs, 75,249 AWCs are in Rural Areas, 8,005 are in Urban Area and 8,053 are in Tribal Areas. Further Government of India has sanctioned 19 Additional Projects and the administrative sanction orders are awaited from Government of Andhra Pradesh. The following services are rendered through the Anganwadi Centers.


a)

Supplementary Nutrition Programme.

b)

arrowImmunization

The services are provided with active co-ordination of the community and line Departments concerned.

c)

Health Checkups

d)

Referral Services

e)

Health & Nutrition Education to Children, Women and Adolescent Girls.

f)

Non formal Pre-School Education to Children.

Mandate, Goals and Policy frame work

  • To reduce Malnutrition in 0-6 year Children.
  • Reduction of Children with low Birth Weight.
  • To reduce Infant Mortality Rate.
  • To reduce Maternal Mortality Rate.
  • To educate Mothers about Nutrition & Health.
  • To reduce anemia, Vitamin A deficiency and Iodine deficiency among the Children below 6 years and Mothers.
  • To improve the Feeding Practices.
  • To achieve the above goals Supplementary Nutrition Programme is provided to the Children 6 months-06 years, Pregnant and Lactating Mothers.

The coverage of beneficiaries, during the previous years is as follows:-

 

Year

 

Projects

No. of AWCs functioning

Beneficiaries covered

Women

Children

Total

2009-2010

385

73,352

11,48,022

50,49,641

61,97,663

2010-2011

387

79,362

12,21,544

50,50,579

62,72,123

2011-2012

387

85,946

14,29,521

52,97,135

67,26,656

* As per December MPR of the concerned year
b,c,d & e. HEALTH SERVICES:-
The Health Services are taken up in coordination with the Department of Health. The Anganwadi Worker enlists the beneficiaries for immunization and maintains close interaction and working relation with Asha Worker and ANM of Health Department to get the beneficiaries immunized.

Periodical Health Checkups are organized in Village in consultation with Medical and Health Officials. Distribution of SNP in the form of Take Home Ration (THR) which is distributed every fifteen days along with the health checkups, weighing of babies and Pregnant and Lactating Mothers and also imparting knowledge on Health Care.

f. NON FORMAL - PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION:-
The Department is providing non formal Pre-School Education and care to 17,97,230 Children between the age group of 3 years to 6 years through 80,481 Anganwadi Centers and 10,826 Mini AWCs in the State.

Pre-School Kit is developed and supplied to all Anganwadi Centres with the help of experts like Andhra Mahila Sabha in Pre-School Education.