Government has launched any Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) across the country

Government has launched any Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) across the country

(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.

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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-1

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
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Women and Child Development of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO. 499
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2019

SCHEME FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

499. SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA
       SHRI 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?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 
(SHRIMATI SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

(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
As above
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