Kishori Shakti Yojna (KSY) is a
means to empower adolescent girls, so as to enable them to take charge of their
lives. Under this scheme, a special intervention has been devised for adolescent
girls, using the ICDS infrastructure. This intervention focuses on school
drop-outs, girls in the age group of 11-18 years, to meet their needs of self
development, nutrition, health, education , literacy, recreation and skill
formation. This scheme attempts to mobilize and enhance the potential of
adolescent girls as social animators. It also seeks to improve their
capabilities in addressing nutrition and health issues-through center-based
instructions, training capos and hands-on learning as well as sharing of
All eligible girls in the age group of 11-18 years,
irrespective of income levels of the family, are eligible to receive assistance
under the scheme. Preference is given to younger girls, in the age group of
11-15 years, and belonging to poor families. 20 girls in the age group of 11-18
years are identified from all the eligible girls in this age group in the
Anganwadi Centres. These 20 girls are enrolled for a period of six months in the
balika mandals. In each ICDS project, only 10%of the total Anganwadi Centres are
selected on rotation to serve as balika mandals.
OF KISHORI SHAKTI YOJANA
Kishori Shakti Yojana is being implemented in all 137 ICDS projects at present.However, Govt
of India has approved this scheme for 43 ICDS projects including 12 new ICDS
projects vide Letter No. 9-16/2005/KSY dated 18th August ,2005.
UNDER KISHORI SHAKTI YOJANA SCHEME
An action plan for implementation of KSY is to be
prepared each year as per instructions issued by the Govt. of India.
Under this scheme funds are being provided by
Govt of india for implementation while the state Govt is bearing expenditure for
supplementary nutrition .
as assistance for intervention from Govt. of India is concerned ,it is limited
to the approved amount of Rs 1.10 lac per ICDS project per annum only.During the
year 2007-08 a sum of Rs. 56.04 lacs have been incurred under training component
whereas Rs. 480.83 lacs have been incurred on SNP component against budget
provision of Rs.50 lacs and Rs. 400 lacs respectively.
PROGRESS REPORT OF KSY
Annual Report for the year 2007-08