Anganwadi centre without a building in Cooch Behar, West Bengal

Launched in 1975, the integrated child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is one of the world’s largest programmes for early child development. The primary objective of the scheme is to improve the nutritional and health status of children aged 0 to 6 years and pregnant and nursing women. In 2005, the scheme was universalised following a Supreme Court order.

But even today these facilities are not running as per planned. In this report community correspondent Bikash Barman tells us how in Khagrabari in West Bengal there is no building which has been allocated for an Anganwadi centre.

Please call Kajal Dey, Panchayat Pradhan of Khagrabari on 9475133961 and ask her to take immediate action so that the children have a proper ICDS centre to play, eat and study.

Bikash Barman reports from Cooch Behar, West Bengal for IndiaUnheard.

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