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Sector Expert Consultation on Adolescents Issues

The adolescents (10-19 years) are almost 23% of total population in Rajasthan. In this age young people are very vulnerable to influence and pressures. According to the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), 35.4% women in the 20-24 age group tied the knot before 18 years of age. However, the State has relatively much smaller budget outlay for adolescents program and not much attention has been given for providing a special focus on adolescents issues across the spectrum and geography. 

A sector expert consultation on Adolescents issue was conducted for Rajasthan Priorities at Conference Hall of Indian Institute of Health Management Research University IIHMR, Jaipur on 8th August 2017. The consultation was organized by India Consensus in partnership with IIHMR University, Jaipur and well attended by experts from IIHMR, State Government, medical college, civil society, development partners and other academic and research institutions.

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During the discussion, the following problems were shared and brainstormed by the experts:

Key Initiatives

At present, the Government of Rajasthan has the following schemes/program for adolescents:


During the discussion, close to 70-80 interventions surfaced from all the participants and out of them, following 29 interventions were collectively chosen by all, as they seem to be most effective with the ability to be implemented considering scale, cast and practical issue related geography and diversity of the State.

List of Participants