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It is a health programme for adolescents, which focuses on age groups 10-19 years with universal coverage


Key Principles are adolescent participation and leadership, Equity and inclusion, Gender Equity and strategic partnerships with other sectors and stakeholders.

Focus areas –

  1. .Improve nutrition – Reduce the prevalence of malnutrition and iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among adolescent girls and boys.
  1. Improve sexual and reproductive health
  2. Enhance mental health
  3. Prevent injuries and violence
  4. Prevent substance misuse
  5. Address Non-Communicable diseases such as hypertension, stroke, cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes.

  • Thus it envisions enabling all adolescents in India to realize their full potential by making informed and responsible decisions related to their health and well-being and by accessing the services.