Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) – “Sabla” has been implemented by Govt which aims at empowering Adolescent Girls (AGs) between 11-18 years through nutrition, health care and life skills education. Nearly 100 lakh adolescent girls per annum are expected to be benefitted under the scheme.
- The scheme will cover 205 districts selected from all the States and UTs.
- An amount of Rs 27486.79 lakhs has been released to states under SABLA in 2015-16 till date and amount utilised is Rs 7844.49 lakhs.
- Beneficiaries in 2015-16 till date – 4868553
Components of Sabla Scheme – Nutrition and Non-Nutrition
Nutrition component – AGs in the age group of 11-14 years attending Anganwadi centres and all girls in the age group of 14-18 years are provided Supplementary Nutrition containing 600 calories, 18-20 grams of protein and micronutrients, per day for 300 days in a year.
Non-nutrition component – Under this AGs of 11-18 years are being provided Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation, health check-up & referral services, nutrition & health education, ARSH counseling, life skill education, guidance on accessing public services and vocational training (only 16-18 year old adolescent girls).
- For proper implementation of scheme, Monitoring committees are set up at all levels (National, State, District, Block and Village level) to take stock of the progress of the scheme and also strengthen the coordination and convergence between concerned departments.