A state level consultation on Rights and Entitlements of Children with special focus on Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme was organised by Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) and J&K Association of Social Workers (JKASW) in Srinagar on Saturday. The purpose of this consultation was to impress upon policy makers, service delivery departments, institutions and civil society groups to review the progress and efficacy of existing child centric services with special focus on ICDS and nutrition.
Baldev Raj Sharma, Director Department of Family Welfare and Immunization, was chief guest for the function. Around 100 members from government departments, villages, local civil society groups, INGOs and other academic institutions deliberated upon the gaps and challenges in ICDS and set of recommendations were drafted which will be forwarded to the concerned government authorities for their immediate consideration.
The consultation was part European Union’s EIDHR Programme being jointly implemented by Welthungerhilfe and Indo-Global Social Service Society in Kashmir.