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ANSWERED ON:  26.07.2019
Scheme for Adolescent Girls
Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadiya
Parbatbhai Savabhai Patel
Will the Minister of

WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has launched any Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) across the country;
(b) If so, the details thereof;
(c) whether vocational training is being imparted to girls for their skill development under the said scheme throughout the country;
(d) if so, the details thereof along with the number of girls benefitted under the said scheme; and
(e) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to increase the coverage under the said scheme and to bring improvement in its working methodology?


(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.


Statement referred to in reply to Part (a) to (e) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No 499 by Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya; Shri Parbatbhai Savabhai Patel to be answered on 26.07.2019 regarding Scheme for Adolescent Girls

(a) & (b): Yes Sir, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, a Centrally-sponsored scheme administered by the Government of India, is implemented through Anganwadi Services (earlier known as ICDS) under the umbrella Integrated Child Development Services infrastructure by the State Governments/UT Administration.

Government approved continuation and phased expansion of the scheme for out of school adolescent girls of age 11-14 years during the year 2017-18. Accordingly, the scheme introduced on a pilot basis in 205 districts across the country in the year 2010-11 was extended to additional 303 districts in 2017-18 and to all the districts across the country w.e.f. 01.04.2018.

The Scheme has two components Nutrition and Non-nutrition. Under the Nutrition component, each out of school Adolescent Girl of age 11-14 years is provided 600 calories, 18-20 grams of protein and micronutrients @ Rs. 9.5 per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year. The scheme aims at motivating out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme. The other services under non-nutrition component are IFA supplementation, Health check-up and Referral services, Nutrition & Health Education, Life Skill Education and Counseling/ Guidance on accessing public services.

State-wise beneficiaries covered under SAG during each of last three years as intimated by States/UTs is given in Annexure – 1.

(c): Continuation and expansion of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls has been approved by the Government for out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years, hence, at present there is no vocational training component under the scheme. However, life skill education is imparted to out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years which include confidence building, self awareness and self esteem, decision making, critical thinking, communication skills, rights & entitlement, coping with stress and responding to peer pressure, functional literacy (wherever required) effective home management, budgeting, saving, gender sensitivity, importance of education for children etc.

(d): Does not arise.

(e): The State Governments/UT Administration is implementing the scheme using the infrastructure and manpower of Anganwadi Services scheme under umbrella ICDS. To increase the coverage and improve the functioning of the said scheme, the Government is reviewing the performance of the Scheme at regular intervals on a quarterly/annual basis to identify gaps for taking corrective measures. Monitoring committees are set up at various levels to take stock of the progress of the scheme as also strengthen the coordination and convergence between concerned departments.



Annexure referred to in reply to Part (a) to (b) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No 499 by Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya; Shri Parbatbhai Savabhai Patel for 26.07.2019 regarding Scheme for Adolescent Girls

Nutrition beneficiaries under SAG during last three years

S.No. States/UTs Nutrition Beneficiaries (11-14 out of school girls)
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1 Andhra Pradesh 15261 14763 39181
2 Arunachal Pradesh 526 266 NR
3 Assam 74727 NR 54352
4 Bihar 492609 396805 130222
5 Chhattisgarh 14681 13673 16093
6 Goa 42 45 21
7 Gujarat NR NR 174620
8 Haryana 592 667 5066
9 Himachal Pradesh 944 939 630
10 Jammu & Kashmir 9480 NR 16963
11 Jharkhand 58568 63515 NR
12 Karnataka 48971 28022 58670
13 Kerala 276 712 NR
14 Madhya Pradesh 122230 125452 305000
15 Maharashtra 56936 45898 24478
16 Manipur 5079 5061 4056
17 Meghalaya 1801 1852 1655
18 Mizoram 1124 897 715
19 Nagaland 10326 6455 7320
20 Orissa 58217 56893 NR
21 Punjab 4338 2143 4339
22 Rajasthan NR NR 173591
23 Sikkim NR 6 NR
24 Tamil Nadu 2453 2337 NR
25 Telangana 8369 NR 19410
26 Tripura 2930 971 56045
27 Uttar Pradesh 496000 NR 277000
28 Uttaranchal NR NR NR
29 West Bengal 1996 2842 43287
30 A&N Islands 31 25 21
31 Chandigarh 220 186 55
32 Daman & Diu 0 0 20
33 D & NH 652 NR NR
34 Delhi 5029 3383 2152
35 Lakshadweep 9 10 7
36 Pondicherry 16 18 22
Total 1494433 773836 1414991
NR: Not Reported

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