Improving Health and Nutrition standards among adolescent girls
Adolescent girls in India have suffered from the highest school dropout rates, early marriages and pregnancy-related issues, along with inadequate nutrition levels. Nearly 30% of adolescent girls in India suffer from malnutrition, while about 54.2% suffer from anaemia. This is a significant increase from the NFHS-4 survey conducted between 2015-2016, which reported a prevalence of 50.3%1. Hence, there is a dire need to educate and empower adolescent girls so as to enable them to become self-reliant and improve their health and nutritional standards. This policy brief highlights key issues around the current health and nutrition levels among them, along with existing government interventions and policy recommendations to tackle them.