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Govt launches programme to battle anaemia among teenagers

Around 11.2 crore adolescents across the country will be given iron and folic acid supplements to reduce nutritional anaemia under a programme launched by the Health Ministry today.

Snacks unfit for consumption given to schools in tribal areas: Maha govt to HC

 Snacks supplied to schools in tribal areas in four districts under a Rs 206-crore procurement scheme by the state Ministry for Women and Child Development Ministry was unfit for human consumption, Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court.

No 'prima facie' evidence of wrongdoing by Pankaja: Fadnavis

No 'prima facie' evidence of wrongdoing by Pankaja: Fadnavis

 No discrepancies have been found "prima facie" in Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore under the ICDS scheme without inviting tenders, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today, but did not rule out ordering a probe.

How 'smartphones' can be harmful for people who wear cardiac device

People who wear cardiac device need to keep a distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, suggests a new study.

Anganwadis to go hi-tech, record nutrition data on tablet PCs

 Anganwadi centres across the country will soon go hi-tech with the government planning to equip them with tablet PC devices installed with a customised software for regular monitoring of nutrition supply to malnourished children.

One in four anganwadi kids malnourished, govt plans remedial steps

Over eight crore children aged up to six years who are enrolled in Anganwadis can now look forward to more nutritious food with the government initiating corrective steps after it was found that one in every four children at these centres was malnourished.

Budget cut will expose children to greater vulnerability, say activists

Child rights activists Tuesday raised serious concerns about the drastic cuts in the 2015-16 Union Budget outlay for a number of critical programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, National Nutrition Mission, Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksa Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Mid-day Meal Scheme.

27 complaints of irregularities in ICDS scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year.

Manipur survey shows shortcomings in scheme for children

More than three and half decades since it was started, the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) remains work-in-progress. Around 80 percent of the centres lack a proper kitchen in Manipur.

ICDS workers gherao Bengal minister`s car

ICDS workers gheraoed the cars of public health engineering minister Pundarikaksha Saha and district officials on Thursday to protest against irregular remuneration and misbehaviour by some officials.

Budget 2013: Integrated Child Development's funds enhanced by 11.7 %

The Women and Child Development ministry's Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) has been allocated Rs 17,700 crore in the budget for the year 2013-14 which is an 11.7 percent increase over the fund alloted in the previous year.

Improvement in nutritional status of children: Minister

The holistic strategies adopted by the Haryana Government have resulted in substantial improvement in nutritional status of children, Women and Child Development Minister, Geeta Bhukkal told the state Assembly.

Chhattisgarh govt hikes supplementary nutrition food fund

Chhattisgarh government on Monday announced the hike in allocation of `supplementary nutrition food` fund meant for women and children under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme.

AP minister stresses on ICDS implementation

Women and Child Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra has stressed on proper implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme.

CCEA clears implementation of nutrition project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the implementation of the International Development Association (IDA)-assisted ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) worth Rs 2,893 crore.

Mobile phones to ICDS Circle Supervisors in Haryana

Haryana Women and Child Development Department will provide mobile phones to Circle Supervisors to ensure effective implementation of ICDS acheme.

Govt told to hike budget for child health, nutrition

The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) expenditure in the upcoming budget.

Govt told to hike budget for child health, nutrition

The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) expenditure in the upcoming budget.

Officials under Lokayukta net for misuse of funds

The raids were conducted at the office and residential premises of 3 senior officials of Karnataka with allegations of misappropriation of funds.

Fund irregularity: NHRC notices to Centre, states

The National Human Rights
Commission on Thursday issued notices to the Centre, states and
union territories on reports of siphoning off of funds
allocated for the Integrated Child Development Services.