Welcome to Department of Integrated Child Development Services Government of Tamilnadu.

Our Services

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is world's largest community based programme. Tamil Nadu has a long history of providing organized services through various programmes with special emphasis on nutrition, preschool education, health and personal hygiene of the children upto the age of 6 years, Adolescent Girls, pregnant and lactating mothers.

Integrated Child Development Services

Integrated Child Development Services Scheme is the centre place to improve the Nutritional status of beneficiary by adapting life cycle approach for intervening sustainable growth strengthen with continuum of care and focus on critical periods of nutritional vulnerability.

The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme was launched in India in the year 1975 on the 106th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with 33 Projects which was designed as a befitting tribute to him. Three Projects namely Chennai (Urban), Nilakottai (Rural) and Thali (Tribal) were started in Tamil Nadu. Now the scheme is being implemented in all the Districts. The broad framework of our State policy is to achieve the specific goal of “Malnutrition free Tamil Nadu”.

Umbrella ICDS Scheme

In the financial year 2016-2017 Government of India renamed the restructured ICDS into umbrella ICDS scheme within its ambit. During 2017, Government of India have brought the National Nutrition Mission, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), under umbrella ICDS inclusive of the following sub schemes.

  • Anganwadi Services

  • Scheme for Adolescent Girls

  • Child Protection Services

  • National Crèche Scheme

  • POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission)

  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) – As per the policy decision this scheme is being implemented through Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine since 2018-2019.

Nutrition Food

Daily Menu's

Tomato rice : 115/100 grams

Egg : 155/100 grams

Tomato rice & Boiled egg


Mixed rice : 130/100 grams

Black Bengal : 132/100 grams

Mixed rice with Boiled Black Bengal Gram / Green Gram


Veg Pulao : 140/100 grams

Egg : 155/100 grams

Vegetable Pulao & Boiled egg


Lemon rice : 175/100 grams

Egg : 155/100 grams

Lemon rice & Boiled egg


Dhal rice : 126/100 grams

potato : 77/100 grams

Dhal rice & Boiled potato


Mixed rice : 130/100 grams

Mixed rice


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