A study on supplementary nutrition ration for women and children under ICDs in rural Punjab


Sarbjit Singh



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2014, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 197) Last page : ( 202)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.10.2.049

A study on supplementary nutrition ration for women and children under ICDS in rural Punjab

Singh Sarbjit
Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Guru Gobind Singh College, Sanghera, Barnala-148109 (Punjab), Email:

JEL Classification: H75, I11, I15

Online published on 28 April, 2014.

The present study based on primary and secondary sources of information was carried out to evaluate the supplementary nutrition ration components of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in Barnala district of Punjab by selecting all the ICDS projects in the district. The results revealed that the availability of supplementary nutrition ration for the children and women at AWCs was not satisfactory. The proper implementation of the scheme was impeded by many constraints such as non-availability of SN ration at the Anganwadi centres, lack of knowledge about the benefits of SN ration, lack of facilities such as water, space, light etc. at AWCs. The government should issue necessary instructions to concerned agencies for regular supply of supplementary nutrition and must also look into the reasons for such disruption in each case and should initiate necessary actions required in the given situation.