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Raichur district is regarded as a high critical area, with grim and shocking realities of malnutrition, high infant mortality rates and poor education parameters leading to the violation of children’s rights. Malnutrition: Raichur has the highest number of severely malnourished children in Karnataka with more than 3000 child deaths have been reported in past 3 years due to malnutrition. Poverty coupled with government apathy has resulted in mass deprivation with an alarming 60% infant malnutrition deaths reported in Koppal and Raichur districts. Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD): Despite alarming figures concerning child development, there was a lack of appreciation for the need of age appropriate ECCD programs. Perception of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) as a crucial and essential component of nutrition program within communities, parents, government officials did not receive due recognition. Commitment of government authorities concerning early childhood care and education (ECCE) is questionable.