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Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG), a sub-scheme under Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, has been universalized from 1.4.2018 for the out-of-school girls age group of 11-14 years for their self-development and empowerment to improve their nutrition and health status, promoting awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH).

The Anganwadiworker undertakes home visits in her area, with the help of PRIs, school teachers and other stakeholders to identify out-of-school girls in the age group of 11+ to 14 years and advises them to register themselves under the scheme for availing the services.

Intensive IEC campaign and community mobilization is envisaged in the scheme to raise awareness through activities like mid-media activities, kalajathas and street plays. Periodical review is conducted from time to time through video conferences, review meetings etc.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.