The Dist. Women and Child Development Agency are working in the District under the Chairmanship of the District Collector for the Welfare and Development of Women and Children through various Programmes, Schemes and Institutions.




Programmes and Activities of the Department

ICDS:-   Integrated Child Dev. Services: District is covered with 18  ICDS Projects with 3889 Anganwadi Centres.   The main goals of the ICDS are

  • To reduce IMR, CMR and MMR
  • To reduce malnutrition among 0 – 5 yrs children
  • To enhance the capacity of the mother in taking care of children Health and Nutrition
  • To lay the proper foundation through Pre-school for all-round Development of children in the age group of 3 – 6 years.


To reach these goals various services are provided to the take holders through the Anganwadi centres All the AWCs functions from 9 AM to 4 PM on all working days. Uniform food model is followed for 3 – 6 yrs pre-school children i.e. midday meal under the local food model.

Pregnant and Lactating mothers are provided hot cooked meal daily in Anganwadi Centres along with egg, milk and IFA tables in Anna Amrutha Hastham Programme in all ICDS Projects of West Godavari. Balamrutham was given for 6m to 3y Children every month. 2nd NHD- Immunization, Anti Natal Checkups and counselling.

PRE – SCHOOL:-  Pre-School or early Childhood education is provided to 3 – 6 yrs children in the Anganwadi Centers.  A very good curriculum which is prepared by the Department and District Collector and Magistrate, by State Resource centre for PSE, AMS, OU, Hyderabad is followed and the education department with fixed time table and these AWCs are provided with Pre-School kit material. Immunization, Health Checkups and referral services are provided through convergence with the health department.


Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) :

To provide hot cooked meal on the lines of mid-day meal for 3 – 6 years children (spot feeding) with Rice, Dhall with greenly leaves, Sambar with vegetables. Take Home Ration for 6-3 years children with Balamrutham.

Anna Amrutha Hastam (One full meal programme to Pregnant & Lactating women)

The Programme was launched  during January, 2013 in 3 ICDS Projects Buttaigudem, Polavaram and Koyyalagudem. In response from targeted groups the programme extending to another 3 projects i.e Bhimadole, Chintalapudi and Ganapavaram based on adverse health and nutrition indicators and covering 16 Mandals covered in 1073 AWCs  in West Godavari District.One full meal,200 ml Milk and egg  is   given to Pregnant and Lactating Women through Anganwadi centres. From July 2017 onwards the programme is going to be extended for all the remaining ICDS Projects for Pregnant and Lactating Women to give better Nutrition facilities through Anganwadi Centres.

Girigorumuddalu Programme (Tribal Plan) :

In Tribal areas due to geographical circumstances and the combination of food scarcity, imbalanced diet, poor purchasing power, monotonous food habits and ignorance about locally available nutritive food values is major reason for this widespread malnutrition. This is the critical age bracket where the inadequacy in the complimentary feeds directly affects the weight of the child leading to acute malnutrition. Due to that the Children living in Tribal areas are required high daily calories/protein/RDA than the children of plain areas.  Further even after providing supervisory feeding food model to the SUW children for 6months it is observed that the children are again falling back  normal to MAM and MUW and to SUW. Hence it is proposed food models given under “Special care and Supervised Feeding” to be given to the all children in tribal area projects to ensure children being healthy.

Gorumuddalu :

Under Gorumuddalu Scheme the Supervisory feeding programme was given to the SUW, SAM & MAM Children in all ICDS Projects for 180 days with special care in this programme one egg per day, 100ml milk and  one extra mini meal was given to the children.

Bala Sanjeevani :

Under this scheme, provide nutritious and high protein food to pregnant women, mothers and the children below 6 years of age.

The primary objective is to reduce pregnant women and children mortality rate and to eradicate malnutrition




3 Children Homes are functioning in West Godavari District at Akiveedu, Denduluru and Tanuku with  sanctioned strength of 60 each.  Female Children in the age group of 6 to15 years Orphan/Semi Orphan and below poverty line children are provided Shelter with Boarding, Clothing and Medical Care.


One Collegiate Home is functioning at Tanuku with sanctioned strength of 30.  Inmates of Children Homes who passed 10th class are admitted in this Home to pursue higher studies.


One Working Women’s Hostel is working at Eluru with sanctioned strength of 60.  Those who are getting Rs. 5000/- or less than Rs. 5000/- per month and students who are undergoing trainings in different trades are eligible for admission.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT, 2005 and One Stop Centre :

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 is an Act  of the Parliament of India   enacted to protect women from Domestic Violence  It was brought into force by the  Indian Government  from 26 October 2006. The Act provides for the first time in Indian law a definition of “domestic violence”, with this definition being broad and including not only physical violence, but also other forms of violence such as emotional/verbal, sexual, and economic abuse. It is a civil law meant primarily for  Protection Orders  and not meant to penalize criminally.


Activities taken up by the Integrated Child Protection Unit in West Godavari Atrocities

ICPS Sponsorship :

Sponsorship will offer Supplementary financial Support to families to meet the Education , Medical, Nutritional and other needs of children with a view to Improving the quality of their lives.


To provide shelter to 10 Orphan Children, Sisu gruha was started on 15th August 2010 at Eluru.  15 children were handed over to their biological parents. At present 5 female children & 5 male children are getting shelter in Sisu Gruha.

The Department is providing services through convergence with Government Departments like Medical and Health, Revenue, Rural Devt., Education, RWS, MEPMA etc., and with NGOs working for Women and Children.

On the whole the department is working and laying path to develop better and healthy human resources and providing services from womb to tomb i.e. from the Pregnant Women to old age people.

Adoption :

As per CARA Guidelines and Adoption Regulations Act 2017 given Children to the Parents .

Rescue and rehabilitation :

Identification vulnerable children and provide shelter in Child Care Institutions (CCIs)

Awareness/sensitization and capacity Building

Conducting awareness progress and training.

One Stop Centre :

One Stop Centres (OSC) are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and culture will be facilitated with support and redressal. Aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting who have reached out or been referred to the OSC will be provided with specialized services.


The objectives of the Scheme are:

(i) To provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof.

(ii) To facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling support under one roof to fight against any forms of violence against women.     


POSHAN Abhiyaan:  (National Nutrition Mission – NNM)

POSHAN Abhiyaan  (NNM) set up by Government on November, 2017 aims to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies. The important components of the Abhiyaan are: ensuring convergence with various programmes; incentivizing States/ UTs for achieving goals; IT enabled Real Time Monitoring (ICT-RTM); Evaluation; weighing efficiency and making nutrition visible; Community mobilization awareness advocacy; IEC, Jan Andolan – to educate the people on nutritional aspects, on-line Course on Nutrition for Children, Nutrition message from folk songs and songs on WASH, sending messages on nutrition and also creating ring-tones, Yoga for children at AWCs; strengthening human resource; measuring height and length of children below 6 years of age.

Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, the Government has fixed targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively. Mission also strives to achieve reduction in Stunting from 38.4% (NFHS-4) to 25% by 2022 (Mission 25 by 2022).

Monitoring is done under POSHAN Abhiyaan through ICDS-CAS aimed to augment system strengthening including improving the coverage and quality of nutrition services. The ICDS-CAS has two components, namely the mobile application which is made available to the field functionaries pre-loaded on mobile phones and a six tier monitoring dashboard for desktops. The software allows the capture of data from the field on electronic devices (mobile/tablet). It enables collection of information on ICDS service delivery and its impact on nutrition outcomes in beneficiaries on a regular basis. The ICDS-CAS dashboard facilitates Nutrition outcome oriented monitoring triggered by mapping of weighment efficiency, height and nutrition status of children under-five years. The service delivery to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers can be monitored through the software application dashboard.

Capacity enhancement of frontline functionaries is being done through Incremental Learning Approach (ILA). Joint planning, implementation, and review of performance with health functionaries and continued knowledge and learning exchange through workshops and exposure visits to best practices are a part of this approach. A total of 21 ILA modules have been developed and disseminated to all States/ UTs and are also available on Ministry’s website


Key Contacts

S.No. Name of the Office & Designation  Mobile Phone Number Land Line e-Mail Address
1 Project Director, DW & CDA, WG 9440814587 08812-242621
2 Asst. Project Director, DW & CDA, WG 9491051568 08812-242621
3 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT,Akiveedu 9440814588 08816-254982
4 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Bhimadole 9491051576 08829-223379
5 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Buttaigudem 9491051571 08821-272253
6 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Chintalapudi 9491051570 08823-222256
7 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Eluru 9491051584 08812-231314
8 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Ganapavaram 9491051577 08818-259247
9 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Gopalapuram 9491051574 08813-258260
10 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Kovvur 9491051585 08813-235570
11 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Koyyalagudem 9491051569 08821-236329
12 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Mogalthuru 9491051578 08814-247540
13 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Nallajarla 9491051575 08819-277086
14 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Pedapadu 9491051579 08812-247337
15 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Penumantra 9491051583 08819-276861
16 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Peravali 9491051580 08819-231558
17 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Poduru 9491051581 08814-257297
18 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Polavaram 9491051572 08811-251300
19 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Samisragudem 9491051573 08823-222256
20 CDPO, I.C.D.S. PROJECT, Vissakoderu 9491051582 08816-239885
21 Superintendent, Working Women’s Hostel,  Eluru 9493064610 08812-251681
22 Superintendent, Collegiate Home, Tanuku 8985604218 08819-227681
23 Superintendent, Children Home, Akiveedu 9393921535 08816-252070
24 Superintendent, Children Home, Denduluru 8985604218 08829-255034
25 Superintendent, Children Home, Tanuku 9441077007 08819-227951
26 District Child Protection Officer, Eluru 9491063810 08812-249883
27 Domestic Violence Act (DVC), Eluru 8985423575 08812-223218
28 One Stop Centre, Eluru 9494972525 08812-222621