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Telangana: Rajiv Gandhi Scheme For Empowerment Of Adolecent Girls

The scheme aims at covering Adolescent Girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years in all ICDS projects in selected 200 Districts across India on pilot basis. The Scheme focuses on all out-of-school adolescent girls who would assemble at the Anganwadi Centre as per the time table and frequency decided by the States/UTs. The others, i.e., the school going girls would meet at the AWC at least twice a month and more frequently during vacations/holidays, where they will receive life skill education, nutrition & health education, awareness about other socio-legal issues etc. It is centrally sponsored scheme.


  • Enable self-development and empowerment of Adolescent Girls
  • Improve their nutrition and health status
  • Spread awareness among them about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), and family and child care
  • Upgrade their home-based skills, life skills and vocational skills
  • Mainstream out-of-school Adolescent Girls into formal/non formal-education; and
  • Inform and guide Adolescent Girls about existing public services, such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc

Services under the Scheme:

  • Supplementary nutrition
  • IFA supplementation
  • Health check-up and referral
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Counselling / guidance on family welfare, ARSH, childcare practices and home management
  • Life skills education and accessing public services
  • Vocational training (for girls aged 16 years and above)

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