Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) aims at empowering out of school adolescent girls of 11 to 14 years by improving their nutritional and health status and upgrading their skills.
In addition to the nutritional support under the scheme, the girls are equipped with information on health, hygiene and guidance on existing public services.The Scheme aims to mainstream out of school girls into formal education or non-formal education.
The scheme is being implemented using the platform of Integrated child Development Services Scheme. Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) are the focal point for the delivery of the services. Scheme for Adolescent Girls is a centrally sponsored scheme, implemented through Centre and State share in the ratio of 50:50, for nutrition component 60:40 for the rest of the activities for State and UTs with legislation, 90:10 for NE and three Himalayan States and 100% for UTs without legislation.
The scheme aims at providing adolescent girls nutritional support @ Rs.9.50/beneficiary/day for 300 days in a year, motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme.