Women Development And Child Welfare




Integrated child development is an unique early childhood development programme aimed at addressing health, nutrition and the development needs of young children, Pregnant and Nursing mothers.

ICDS Projects                                                                  :         21

No. of Urban Projects                                                       :         04

No. of Rural Projects                                                        :         17

No. of Municipalities Covered                                           :         08

No. of Mandals Covered                                                    :         56

Main Anganwadi Centers existing                                         :         4009

Mini Anganwadi Centers existing                                          :         235

Total AWC                                                                            :         4244 

Infrastructure facilities :

Anganwadi Centers having  Own Buildings                      :         1167

Anganwadi Centers Running in Rent Free                       :         1054

Anganwadi Centers Running in Rented Buildings             :         2023

Anganwadi Centers having Toilets                                    :         1510

Anganwadi Centers having Water facility                         :         1843

Anganwadi Centers having Electricity facility                   :         1783

2015 to 17  Sanctioned AWC Buildings    (MGNREGS)       :          533

2017-18 Sanctioned AWC Buildings (DMF funds)              :         144

Sanctioned ICDS Office buildings                                     :           10                  

AWCs with Gas connections                                             :         3439

Supplementary Nutrition Programme 

S.No Stake holders As per Survey Enrolled in AWC %
1 6M-3Y Children 116537 114616 98
2 3Y-6Y children 106346 84796 98
3 Pregnant women 23399 22916 98
4 Lactating women 21822 21331 98

 Anna Amrutha Hastam:

The State Government introduced “Anna Amrutha Hastam” (AAH) programme which involves spot feeding of “one full meal” with one boiled egg and 200ml milk for Pregnant and Lactating Women to improve, Nutrition and health status at the Anganwadi centre and ensuring administration of Calcium and Iron & Folic Acid (IFA) tablets. Anna Amrutha Hastam aim is to increase the birth weight and to reduce the anemia. By providing 500 to energy and 10 to 12gms of protein per meal.

The programme was started on 01.01.2013 in 4 ICDS Projects with most adverse health and nutrition indicators and it was universalized in all 21 ICDS projects from 1.07.2017. One full meal cost of Rs. 20/- per day per women is provided under the program including Govt. of India norms@ 7/- per day for women, AP Govt. providing Rs. 13/- per women per day. 

Balamrutham: is the weaning food introduced under ICDS to provide improved supplementary nutrition to children between 7 months to 3 years. The weaning food is prepared with wheat, chana dhal, milk powder, oil and sugar. It is fortified and thus provides 50% of iron, calcium, vitamins and other RDA that children require per day. 2.5 k.g of Balamrutham packet is been given as THR along with 8 eggs per month per child.Which provides energy and 8gms proteins/100gms.

Take Home Ration (THR)
Per Month Quantity
Spot feeding
Per Month Quantity
3 1 0.5 16 3.125 0.75 0.4 25 5  
06 m- 3 Y Balaamrutham 2.5 kgs as

take home ration

3 Y- 6 Y 1.875 0.375 0.125 16  
Children (Additional Quantity)
1 0 0.125 0 2.5  


Special care and supervised feeding is called Gorumuddalu for the children up to 5 years who are categorized under severely underweight (SUW), severe acute malnourished (SAM) and moderate acute malnourished (MAM).Along with regular ration one boiled Egg and 100ml milk are providing for malnourished children under 5 years, this has neither yielded the desired results nor enabled to have adequate follow up of the malnourished children.

Sl No Name No. of below 5 Yr Children  
Total Weighed % of weighed Normal % MAM % SAM %
Total  Prakasam 243958 229440 94 215343 94 4429 2.44 4186 2.3

ISSNIP :  ICDS System strengthing Nutrition Improvement Project

The Govt. of India has approved the international development association (World bank) assisted centrally sponsored restructured ICDS systems strengthening and nutrition improvement project (ISSNIP).

Components Under ISSNIP:

  1. ICDS systems strengthening / Developing and implementing ICT and capacity building.
  2. Incremental learning approach.
  3. Community mobilization and behavioral change communication.
  4. Convergent nutrition action.
  5. Project management monitoring and evaluation.
S.No  Name of the District No.of Projects  No.of AWCs in the District No.of  Rounds of training Organized No.of AWW
1 Prakasam 21 4244 4 4244

             This monitoring system is based on a Common Application Software name  ICDS-CAS.   ICDS CAS is available in the smart phone provided to Anganwadi workers. 

  1. Women Issues: 

DV Cell:

The protection of women from Domestic Violence Act-2005 and rules 2006 have come into force w.e.f 26-10-2006. Under the Act the following abuses are considered as Domestic Violence-physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and economical abuses.DV cell cosist of one legal counselor, one social counselor  one DEO and 2 home guards under the control of protection officer i.e Project Director DW& CDA.

Domestic Violence ACT – 2005 (DVC)

No. Of Cases Filed   (From the Inception)                                   :         1953

Compromised                                                                            :         1403

DIR Filed                                                                                  :          492

Cases under Process                                                                :            26

Pending at Court                                                                        :          311

Final Orders                                                                                       :          135

One stop Center(OSC): 

One Stop Center (OSC) are intended to support women affected by violence , in private and public spaces, with in the family , community and at the work place.  Facilitating an integrated range of services including Medical , legal, and Psychological support.

Phone No. 08592284506

women help line : 181

face book page :SAKHI  Onestopcenter prakasam.face

Name of the District OSC Shifted on Address Staff  Sanction In Position Cases Redressed
Prakasam 21.05.2016 RIMS, 2nd Floor, Ongole,            Ph-08592-284506 19 16  



  • Integrated Child Protection Services(ICPS).

Objectives of ICPS:

The core objectives of ICPS is to contribute to the improvement and the well being of children in difficult circumstances, as well as to reduce vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment and separation of children.

District Child Protetion Unit(DCPU) (Established – 2012)

From inception of DCPU, Prakasam the indentified vulnerable children are provided Care & Protection, Rehabilitation from concerned line Departments. The total number of children provided care & Protection as follows,

Child Marriage Stopped                      :         241

Children Rescued                               :         1161

Children Joined with other family       :         1002

Rehabilitated                                      :         349

Sisugruha Ongole, Prakasam District

Under JJ Act 2000, and its amendment 2006 under section 41 (3) in ongole, Prakasam District .Sisugruha is established on Oct 2005 and sanctioned with the following staff of social worker , medical officer ,A.N.M., , Chowkidar and six members of Ayah’s. In 2010 the Sisugruha is converted into specialized Adoption Agency and the Manager –cum-early childhood learner post was introduced to the existing staff pattern.


As on date no of Children staying in Sisugruha  : 08

Status of the In- Country Adoptions

2000-2005               :         20

2006-2016               :         53

2017-18                   :         09

       Total                       :         82

Children Homes:

The Children’s Home established by the Department of Women& Child Welfare shall hence fourth be known as “Balasadhan’’.in which 6yrs to 11 years girl children who are orphans, semi orphans and below poverty line are given free boarding education girls after completion of primary education joined in KGVB Schools for secondary education.

  • In Prakasam Dist three Balasadhans are present at
  1. Ongole
  2. Giddalur
  3. Kandukur

   ICDS Projects  Contact numbers

S. NO District Name Project Name CDPO Name CDPO No ACDPO Name Mobile No
1 Prakasam BESTAVARIPETA Smt.Y.DHANALAKSHMI 9491051619    
2 Prakasam CHIRALA (U) Smt.NAGAMANI 9491051627    
3 Prakasam GIDDALUR Smt. Madhavi latha(FAC) 9491051614    
4 Prakasam KANDUKUR (U) Smt.N.Indira kumari(FAC) 9491051628    
5 Prakasam KANIGIRI SmtSk. Nurzahan bugam(FAC) 8464979789    
6 Prakasam KONDEPI Smt. P. VIJAYA KUMARI 9491051620 SmtSk. Nurzahan bugam(FAC) 8464979789
7 Prakasam KORISAPADU Smt. CH. MALLESWARI 9491051621    
8 Prakasam MADDIPADU Smt.CH.BHARATHI 9491051617    
9 Prakasam MARKAPUR Smt. G. LAKSHMI DEVI 9491051626    
10 Prakasam MARKAPUR (U) Smt. Sk.RAMIJA BHANU 9440814507    
11 Prakasam ONGOLE(R) Smt.VIJAYA LAKSHMI 9440814510 Smt.P.Srilatha 7799025664
12 Prakasam ONGOLE-(U) Smt.P.SULOCHANA 9440814509    
13 Prakasam PARCHURU Smt. VIJAYA GOWRI 9491051623 Smt.Lakshmi Prasanna (FAC)  ICDS Veligandal 9491051618
14 Prakasam PODILI Smt. G. LAKSHMI DEVI (FAC) 9491051622    
15 Prakasam SANTHAMAGULUR Smt.D.Vijaya Lakshmi 9491051624    
16 Prakasam TALLURU Smt.K.V.P. RAJA KUMARI 9491051625    
17 Prakasam TARLUPADU Smt.PADMAVATHI 9491051615    
18 Prakasam ULAVAPADU Smt. UMA 9440814409    
19 Prakasam VELIGANDLA Smt.Lakshmi Prasanna (FAC) 9491051618  
20 Prakasam VETAPALEM Smt.T.Jhansi 9440814508