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The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme was launched in India...

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  • Introducing a sharper focus on adolescents, especially Adolescent Girls, during their rapid growth spurt and before they reach child bearing age to prevent malnutrition
  • Improving the quality of services under ICDS based on assessments of past experience
  • Sharper focus on control of anemia among adolescent girls, pregnant and nursing women
  • Reducing the incidence of low birth weights
  • Working to establish an independent nutrition surveillance system in consultation with experts
  • Training Anganwadi workers for early detection of disabilities in consultation with District Rehabilation Officer
  • Improving referral and management of morbidity to improve the nutrient absorptive capacity among children
  • Working towards universal immunization of children and adolescent girls against preventable diseases like MMR, rubella, etc.
  • Strengthening IEC and training activities to bring about permanent behavioural changes that promote health and nutrition.
  • Promoting the importance of environmental sanitation, hygiene, safe drinking water, etc., to minimize incidents of infections.
  • Identifying uncovered/unreached areas, areas where Anganwadis are not required due to demographic changes, and areas where relocation of Anganwadis is needed, in order to respond to arising and changed field conditions giving priority to SC/ST/Minority populated areas
  • Bringing convergence of services at all levels.