NEW DELHI: The Government today approved the continuation of four programmes under its Integrated Child Development Scheme until November 2018.
The four schemes include anganwadi services, the programme for adolescent girls called Sabla, Child Protection Services and the National Creche Scheme.
As per a statement, the approval for the National Nutrition Mission, will be obtained separately.
The National Nutrition Mission, along with four schemes under the ICDS, is estimated to cost the government Rs 41,000 crores until November 2018.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs also approved phased expansion of the scheme for out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years.
The Cabinet also decided to convert the National Creche Scheme from a programme implemented and entirely funded by the central government to a centrally-sponsored scheme with 60:40 cost sharing with states, 90:10 with north-eastern region and the Himalayan states and 100 per cent with the Union Territories. (AGENCIES)