The Adolescent Girls (AG) Scheme, primarily aims at breaking the inter-generational life-cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantage and providing a supportive environment for self-development. The key objective of the scheme is to facilitate, educate and empower AGs so as to enable them to become self-reliant and aware citizens.

Earlier the target group under the Scheme for Adolescent Girls were ‘Out of school girls’ in the age group of 11-14 years. However, this has now shifted to girls in the age group of 14-18 years. The scheme aims at motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or vocational /skill training.


Benefits under SAG are classified into two Major Components:


1. Nutrition (Supplementary Nutrition Programme-SNP): Provision for providing specified amount of calories, protein and micronutrients to Adolescent Girls etc.


SNP food items are provided as per provision of daily cost norms ie.Rs.9.50  , food items are procured through open tender.


2. Non-nutrition: Includes health check-up, mainstreaming out of school girls into the school system, Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation, life skill education etc.



No of Adolescent girls 

Convergence strategy 

IFA Supplementation 


In convergence with Health Dept.

Health check up and referral 

All AGs

In convergence with Health Dept. and Education dept.

Nutrition and Health Education 

All AGs

In convergence with Health Dept

Skill training 


In convergence with  Labour, Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Life skill training 

All AGs

In convergence with Education Department, Dept of Sports and youth services   

Accessing public services 

All AGs 

In convergence with banks, Health dept and education dept, post office  etc