To be implemented in select districts, including Sivaganga
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Sunday that the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls - Sabla - aimed at addressing the multi-dimensional problems of adolescent girls will be implemented in selects districts, including Sivaganga, all over the country.
Inaugurating a community hall, constructed under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund, at Peyanpatty near Karaikudi, he said the scheme would help adolescent girls particularly those out of school, to improve nutritionally in all aspects. It was also aimed at educating girls on family welfare, health, hygiene and existing public services.
Mr. Chidambaram said the scheme was expected to tackle the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition effectively and prepare young girls for motherhood. It would eventually result in reduction of high levels of anaemia, maternal mortality rate and child marriages.
The scheme was likely to be launched on November 14 and would be executed through Integrated Child Development Scheme and anganwadi centres, he said and called upon the people, particularly adolescent girls, to make use of the scheme as well as State government schemes similar to Sabla.