Sabla or Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

Sabla or Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

The Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) Sabla is a centrally sponsored program of Government of India started on April 1, 2011, under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.


The objectives of the program are:

  • Help the Adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment
  • Enhance their nutrition and health status.
  • Encourage awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH) and family and child care.
  • Enhance home-based skills, life skills and integrate with the National Skill Development Program (NSDP) for vocational skills.
  • Mainstream out of school adolescent girls into formal/ nonformal education.
  • Give information/guidance about existing public services such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc.

An integrated package of services is to be provided to adolescent girls as follows:

  • Nutrition provision
  • Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation
  • Health check-up and Referral services
  • Nutrition & Health Education (NHE)
  • Counselling/Guidance on family welfare, ARSH, child care practices, and home management
  • Life Skill Education and accessing public services
  • Vocational training for girls aged 16 and above under NSDP

Eligibility criteria

The program would cover adolescent girls (only covered out of school girls)11–18 years old under all Integrated Child Development Services projects in chosen 200 districts in all states/UTs in the country. The target group would be subdivided into 11-15 and 15–18 years.

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