Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and MDM Scheme
The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is a welfare programme by the government of India that gives food, primary healthcare and preschool education to kids below six years of age and to their mothers. These offerings are given at the Anganwadi Centres created chiefly in rural areas and are staffed with frontline employees.
The Midday Meal Scheme is a government-run school meal programme envisioned to enhance the nutritional status of India’s school-age children. This scheme offers free lunches during working says to upper primary and primary children in government schools, government-aided schools, Education Guarantee Scheme, local body schools, alternate innovative educational centres, Maqtabs and Madrasas covered under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the National Child Labour Project schools operated by the labour ministry.