Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG

The programme aims to improve nutritional status, to create gender awareness and to provide supportive environment of self – development of adolescent girls. 

Scheme Type

Centrally sponsored scheme

Funding Pattern

Implemented in Malappuram and Palakkad districts by National Nutrition Mission, Govt. of India. In the other districts the funds are provided by the state government.


  • Adolescent girls (11-15 years) with body weight less than  30 kg 

  • Adolescent girls (15-19 years) with body weight less than 35 kg


  1.  Improvement of nutritional and health status of girls.

  2. Training and equipment of adolescent girls to upgrade home based vocational skills.

  3. 6 kg of free food grain (rice) per month per beneficiary.

  4. Promotion of health, hygiene, nutrition, family welfare, home management and childcare.

  5. Better understanding of their environment related social issues and its impact on their lives.

  6. Improvement of knowledge for decisions – making capabilities.

Eligibility criteria

Adolescent girls (11-19) who are registered their names in an Anganwadi Centres irrespective of financial status of the family to which they belong.

How to Avail

Through Anganwadi Centres


Target Group