JK NNI NEWS
Kupwara, 18th January, (INFO). The District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of CDPOs of the District to review the overall performance of ICDS programmes. A detailed power point presentation was made by the officers of ICDs highlighting the achievements recorded during the current financial year.
It was given out that out of available amount under nutrition Rs 9.43 Crs an amount of Rs 8.26 Crs have been utilized to catter 58647 child beneficiaries, 23200 pregnant and lacto-gent mothers in the district under nutrition programme through 2320 Anganwari Centers existing (11) ICDs blocks while under Sabla 48215 adolescent girls from 11 to 18 years have been registered in the district. The department is providing 6 services under different programmes.
The DDC impressed upon the concerned CDPOs to vibrantly undertake activities including pre-schooling in the AWCs and that the AWC be made focal point for providing envisaged services to the children, pregnant women and adolescent girls.
Instructions were given to the concerned CDPOs to implement Beti Bacho Beti Padao scheme in a focused and concerted way so that the derived objections are achieved. He called for empowering innovation method like mass multi-media, street plays, print material etc to generate awareness amongst populace about the importance of girl child. He said that unless we concentrate on outcomes and succeed in reversing the adverse sex-ratio our efforts cannot be rated successful.
The DDC also urged to dovetail the SABLA scheme with NRLM so that self help groups of adolescent girls are formed for promoting income generating activities. He also called upon the functionaries of ICDS to work in coordination with the health department for making available Iron and folic acid supplementation and Sanitary Napkins to young adolescent girls in rural areas for improving their health and hygiene.
He also directed to create awareness among the general public about various schemes of child development, health tips for adolescent girls through utilizing the latest methods of information technology at village and block level.
During the meeting several issues and demands were discussed thread barely, the DDC assured the CDPOs that all the genuine matters would be taken up with the higher authorities for early redressal in due course of time. He also instructed the concerned CDPOs for execution of AWCs in collaboration with RDD under convergence mode for this detailed project report was sought from the concerned CDPOs.