Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls RGSEAG – SABLA


1. SABLA was launched in J&K as pilot scheme in fine Districts only i.e. Jammu, Kathua, Anantnag, Kupwara and Leh in total of 44 ICDS Projects. It is a comprehensive scheme merging two erstwhile schemes i.e. KSY and NPAG.
2. SABLA is a scheme which addresses multidimensional aspect of adolescent girls between the age group of 11-18 years both school going and out of school.

Main objectives of the scheme:

1. Enable adolescent girls (AGs) for self-development and empowerment.
2. Improve nutrition and health status.
3. Promote awareness about health, hygiene, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH), family and child care.
4. Upgrade home based skills, life skill and vocational skills.
5. Encouraging out of school AGs into formal/non-formal education.
6. Provide information/guidance about existing public services such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station etc.

There are two major components under the scheme:

Nutrition Component:

11-14 years AGs         :           out of school girls
14-18 years AGs         :             all girls

Non-nutrition Component:

For out of school AGs:

a) 11-18 years

i) Nutrition provision
ii) IFA supplementation
iii) Health check-up and referral services
iv) Nutrition and Health Education (NHE)
v) Counselling/guidance on family welfare, ARSH, Child care practices
vi) Life skill education and accessing public services

b) 16-18 years

Vocational training under national skill dev. programme (NSDP)

For school going AGs of 11-18 years, the services at (2a) will be provided twice a month in school days and four times a month in vacations.

Mode of implementation:

To be implemented using ICDS Platform, Anganwadi Centres functionaries, monitoring system.

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