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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2013 pp 107-110

Research Article

Utilization of ICDS Scheme in Urban and Rural Area of Latur District with Special Reference to Pediatric Beneficiaries


Jitendra B. Surwade1*, Sarita B. Mantri2, Atul V. Wadagale3

{1Assistant Professor, 2Principal and Professor} Department of Community Medicine, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

3Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Introduction: ICDS is the most unique programme for early childhood care and development encompassing integrated services for development of children below six years, expectant and nursing mothers and adolescent girls living in the most backward, rural, urban and tribal areas. Materials and method: The present comparative cross-sectional study was conducted at anganwadis in urban and rural blocks of Latur district. The sample size required for the study was calculated by using a population proportion with specified relative precision. Total 506 children were studied. Information about demographic data and utilization of various services provided under ICDS were collected on pre-structured proforma. Results:  Out of total 506 children examined 252 were from urban (Latur-Udgir) block and 254 from rural (Nilanga) block. Utilization of supplimentry nutrition was more in urban area (48.03%) than rural area (37.7%) with significant statistical difference. Non formal preschool education service utilization was more in urban area. Whereas immunization, health checkup service, vitamin A prophylaxis and IFA supplementation was more in rural area. Percentage of malnourished children was 46.46% and 55.56% in urban and rural area respectively with statistical significant difference. Majority of the malnourished children in urban and riral area were from grade I malnutrition. Conclusion: utilization of supplimentry nutrition and nonfromal preschool education was more in urban area. Utilization of immunization, vitamin A prophylaxis, IFA supplementation and health checkup service was more in rural area.