ICDS Fails in Daridag Village, Chatra, Jharkhand

Daridag Village, Chatra District, Jharkhand | Reshmi Devi

India's Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) is the world's largest early childhood development scheme. It has been running for the last 30 years providing supplementary nutrition, immunisation, health check-ups, non-formal pre-school education among other services.

This video uncovers how corruption at the grassroots level has prevented the citizens of Daridag Village from getting the full benefits of the scheme. For the past few months, the anganwadi sevikas have been absconding, which means children do not get nutritional supplements or pre-school education among the other essential services of an anganwadi.

Though the residents have mobilised themselves to take their issues to higher officials, we need you to take action with them.

Call to Action: Please call the Child Development Program Officer on +91 9431930941 and ask him to ensure that services at this anganwadi resume immediately.

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