India Sees Children Dying as $2 Billion Program Proves Defective
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was told of defects in the ICDS program in a 2007 letter from a Supreme Court investigator and in a 2009 meeting with commissioners to the court.The Supreme Court has ordered the government of India to fix issues with the food program three times since 2004.
In response to questions, the prime minister’s office provided details on how the government is working to improve the program. An October 2012 plan calls for restructuring the ICDS over three years, increasing focus on children under three. Higher daily allowances for each child will boost expenditures for the nutrition part of the program to $7.8 billion from the central government over the next five years. State governments usually match that.......Read More