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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 2475-2483

Constraints Faced by Beneficiaries of ‘SABLA’ Scheme of Bikaner District of Rajasthan
Divya Rajpurohit*, Neena Sareen1, Nisha Meena2, Kanupriya Vyas3 and Jyoti Rajvi4
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga-577204, Karnataka, India
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Adolescence is a time of rapid physiological and psychological change of intensive readjustment to the family, school, work and social life and of preparation for adult roles. The term “adolescence” literally means “to emerge”, “to mature” or “achieve identity”. It is a significant phase of transition from childhood to adulthood, which is marked by physical changes accompanied by psychological changes. This is the time to make adolescents aware of and informed about various facets of life in order to promote a healthy way of living. Awareness of health, nutrition, lifestyle related behavior and adolescent reproductive & sexual health (ARSH) needs to be positioned in this phase of life in order to improve the health of adolescent girls and facilitate an easier transition to womanhood. During this period, nutritional problems originating earlier in life as well as those occurring during the period itself can be addressed. Going beyond this, AGs need to be viewed not just in terms of their needs but even as individuals who would become productive members of society in future. Recognizing the unmet needs of adolescent girls, Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls - Sabla has been launched as a comprehensive intervention for adolescent girls in the age-group of 11-18 years, with a focus on out of school girls. The objectives of the scheme are Nutrition Provision, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation, Health check-up and Referral Services, Nutrition and Health Education, Guidance on Family Welfare, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), Child Care Practices and Home Management, Life Skills Education and Accessing Public Services, Vocational Training (16-18 yrs). The present investigation was under taken to know the Constraints of ‘SABLA’ scheme as faced by beneficiaries and get a clear picture of SABLA in Bikaner district so that the proper feedback could be given to the concerned personnel, institutions and agencies to make it more effective and beneficial. This study was conducted in six villages of Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Total sample size comprised of 120 registered girls in Sabla Scheme by using proportionate random sampling. Interview method was used for data collection. The results indicated that majority of beneficiaries belonged to upper age group (15-18 years), from nuclear family (80.83%), with monthly income of Rs. 6001 to 8000, belonged to general caste (35.83%), farming as family occupation, primary passed with medium level of mass media exposure, having land above 2.1-5 hectare. Majority of these beneficiaries had high level of urban contact, with medium level of extension contact and they had not participated in any training programme related to these activities earlier. Non availability of variety in the supplementary nutrition, Long gap of 3 months of health check- ups, Duration of vocational training is short, Lack of practical oriented knowledge on various aspects of nutrition and health and Lack of need based vocational trainings were the major constraints of SABLA as perceived by beneficiaries.

Keywords: Adolescent girls, SABLA scheme, Health and nutrition
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Divya Rajpurohit, Neena Sareen, Nisha Meena, Kanupriya Vyas and Jyoti Rajvi. 2019. Constraints Faced by Beneficiaries of ‘SABLA’ Scheme of Bikaner District of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 2475-2483. doi: