Srinagar, June 24: The Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Friday directed Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) department officers in Srinagar to cover the maximum number of people under the ICDS Scheme.
The SMC Commissioner, Athar Amir Khan, also took a detailed review of programmes and schemes run by the department in the city.
During the review meeting, CDPO Srinagar Bashir Ahmad Malik presented a powerpoint presentation regarding the programmes and schemes run by ICDS.
He said "Information, Education and Communication (IEC) is the need of the hour and has directed officials to carry out community-based events in every ward panchayat halqa of Srinagar," Khan said.
The use of print, electronic, and social media can also act as a medium of information, education, and communication, he added.
After reviewing the schemes, Commissioner SMC directed officials of ICDS and Health departments to work in coordination so that the maximum number of beneficiaries under different schemes can be benefited and covered.
According to an ICDS official, "the schemes including the supplementary nutrition program, Poshan Abhiyan, Laadli Beti scheme, Pradan Mantri MantruYojna, Pre-School Education in Angan Wadi Centres, scheme for adolescent girls (SAG), and Adharenrollment of 0 to 5 year beneficiaries were thoroughly reviewed."
The meeting was attended by Joint Commissioner adm. Riyaz Ahmed Shah, District Program Officer, and CDPO's of ICDS projects Srinagar, Eidgah, Batwara, and Khanyar, along with concerned supervisors. The Joint Commissioner was directed to formulate a plan for the development of the infrastructure of AWCS.
An official of the ICDS department told Rising Kashmir that there are numerous schemes in ICDS schemes from which the common man can benefit. He said the department is also organising awareness programmes to educate the common people.
He also stated that the use of electronic and print media will help educate a large number of people about the ICDS plans.
People in Srinagar and elsewhere are also benefiting under this scheme. " "After the media's involvement, a large number of people can benefit."
He added that to know about the various schemes of the ICDS department, people must visit nearby ICDS centres where they can be educated by the employees.