Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)--(SABLA)

The SABLA scheme aims at empowering Adolescent Girls of 11-18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, upgradation of home skills, lifeskills and vocational skills. The girls will be equipped with information on health and family welfare,hygiene and guidance on existing public services.


SABLA would be implemented using the platform of ICDS Scheme through Anganwadi Centers (AWCs).


The objectives of the Scheme are to:-

i.   Enable the AGs for self-development and empowerment
ii.  Improve their nutrition and health status.
iii. Promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent
Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) and family and child care.
iv. Upgrade their home-based skills, life skills and tie up with National Skill Development Program (NSDP) for vocational skills
v. Mainstream out of school AGs into formal/non formal education
vi. Provide information/guidance about existing public services such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc.


Target Group:

The Scheme would cover adolescent girls in the age group of 11-18 years under all ICDS projects. the target group would be subdivided into two categories, viz. 11-15 & 15-18 years and interventions planned accordingly.

The Scheme focuses on all out-of-school adolescent girls who would
assemble at the Anganwadi Centre. 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. This will give an opportunity for mixed group interaction between in-school and out-of-school girls, motivating the latter to join school.



An integrated package of services is to be provided to AGs that would be as follows:

i.  Nutrition provision
ii. Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation
iii. Health check-up and Referral services
iv. Nutrition & Health Education (NHE)
v. Counseling/Guidance on family welfare, ARSH, child care practices and home management
vi. Life Skill Education and accessing public services
vii. Vocational training for girls aged 16 and above under National Skill
Development Program (NSDP).