Evaluation of Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) -- ‘SABLA’ in Indore District of Madhya Pradesh
Keywords:Adolescent, Nutritional Status, Body Mass index
Background: Recognizing the problems of adolescent girls central government of India launched Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls-SABLA in October 2010 for the empowerment of adolescent girls. Aim & Objective: To evaluate for the bottlenecks in the implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls-SABLA (RGSEAG-SABLA) programme. Material & Methods: A Cross-sectional study done for a period of 12 months using Multi-stage random sampling method. 15 ICDS projects 40 AWCs were randomly selected. Semi structured open-ended questionnaires was used as a study tool to interview health care providers. Observation checklist used for assessment of functioning of scheme at Anganwadi centres. Appropriate statistical test was applied using Epidata software. Results: Most of the girls (90.5%) of district were taking supplementary nutrition provided by the anganwadis. Girls with BMI>18.5 was 45 % in urban area & 42.1% in rural area. Statistically significant difference (0.04) found between rural and urban AWCs with regards to availability of space. Conclusion: The SABLA scheme is based on concept of human resource development which will be helpful in promoting the women empowerment in India.
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