The ICDS Scheme has been a well conceived Scheme.  But, the real problem lies in its implementation which arises out of inadequate funding, lack of convergence, accountability of those managing and implementing the programme, specially, at the level of Anganwadi centres and supervisory level,  lack of community ownership and the general perception about this being a feeding programme and not an Early Childhood Development programme.

Consequent upon the deliberation held  with the state Governments including J&K  , different Ministries , Planning Commission and other stakeholders including civil society  and voluntary organization across the country  over the years . The Government of India has approved  the  strengthening and restructuring  of ICDS on 22nd of October  2012.  in mission mode at the state level