Thursday, May 3, 2012

‘SABLA’ Scheme Expected to Benefit about 100 Lakh Adolescent Girls Every Year

As many as 100 lakh adolescent girls per annum are expected to be benefitted under the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)–‘Sabla’ scheme- of the Government. The centrally-sponsored scheme was introduced in 2010-11 on a pilot basis in 200 districts in all States and UTs.

Against the allocation of Rs. 340 crore for the year 2010-11, a sum of Rs. 330 crore (approx.) were released to States/UTs. The year 2011-12 was the first complete year of implementation of the scheme, against the allocation of Rs. 750 crore in 2011-12, Rs. 561.11 crore have been released to States/UTs for implementation of the scheme. As reported by States/UTs, coverage for nutrition under Sabla in 2011-12 was 84.82 lakh adolescent girls. An allocation of Rs. 750 crore is made for the scheme for 2012-13.