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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
27-April-2012 18:19 IST
Increase in Number of Children Benefitted under ICDS


The number of children that have benefitted under the ICDS scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development has increased from 727.90 lakhs in 2009-10 to 786.31 lakhs in 2011-12. Whereas the number of beneficiaries under the Scheme for Welfare of Working Children in need of Care and Protection has grown from 10,700 in 2009-10 to 10,900 in 2020-11. The figure stood at 9,100 as on 30.1.2012.


The financial norms for supplementary nutrition (SNP) under ICDS scheme are as follows-



Old Rates (applicable upto Oct., 2008)





Revised Rates

(i)  Children (6 months to 72 months)

Rs. 2.00 per child / per day

Rs. 4.00 per child / per day

(ii) Severely malnourished Children (6 months-72 months)

Rs. 2.70 per child / per day

Rs. 6.00 per child / per day



This was stated by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.