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INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (ICDS) in Jammu & Kashmir

Shazia Tabasum and G. R. Rathod

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
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SRJIS / Shazia Tabasum , G. R. Rathod ( 1 305 - 13 19 ) VOL. II/X I , MARCH - APRIL , 2014 www.srjis.com Page 1305 INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (ICDS) in Jammu & Kashmir Shazia Tabasum Research Scholar, Social Science Center Erandwane Campus Bharti Vidypeeth, Kothrud Pune G. R. Rathod, Ph. D. Dean and Head of the Department, Social Science Center Erandwane Campus Bharti Vidypeeth, Kothrud Pune. Since Independence, the Government of India has launched a number of Central Schemes, Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Community/Area Development Programmes in the areas of health & family welfare, education, employment & poverty eradication, agriculture, women & child development, sanitation, housing, safe drinking water, irrigation, transport, tribal development, border area development, social welfare, etc. both in rural and urban areas of the Country, including Jammu & Kashmir. The State of Jammu and Kashmir is situated between 32 0 17' N and 37 6' N latitude, and 73 26' E and 80 30' E longitude on the northern extremity of India. It occupies a position of strategic importance w ith its borders touching the neighboring countries of Afghanistan in the north - west, Pakistan in the west and China and Tibet in the north - east. To its south lie Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, the two other states of India. Female population of J&K State sla shed down from 47.15% of the total population in 2001 to 46.88% (prov.) in 2011. As per details from Census 2011, Jammu and Kashmir has population of 1.25 Crore souls over the figure of 1.01 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Jammu and Kashmir as pe r 2011 census is 12,548,926 of which male and female are 6,665,561 and 5,883,365 respectively indicating a reduced sex ratio of 883. The corresponding figures of male and female as per Census 2001 were 5,360,926 and 4,782,774 respectively indicating sex ra tio of 892. Finally the researcher concludes, all vacant positions of the CDPOs and ACDPOs should be filled up at the earliest so that the scheme does not suffer any more.

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