The Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) was devised in 2010 as a special intervention for adolescent girls of the age group 11 – 14 years to break the intergenerational life-cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantage and offer a supportive environment for the self-development of adolescent girls in the country.
Overview of Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)
|Name||Scheme for Adolescent Girls|
|Also known as||SAG|
|Launched by||Government of India|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Women and Child Development.|
|Eligible age group||11-14|
Objective and Benefits of Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)
The overarching objective of the scheme is to provide nutrition and enhance the social and economic status of adolescent girls in the age group of 11 to 14 years. The idea is to facilitate adolescent girls to become self-reliant and aware citizens of the country by educating and empowering them.
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