West Bengal has an adolescent (10-19 years) population of 1.73 Crores,
out of which 48.11% are girls. The age group 10-14 years forms 9.3% of the total population
while 15-19 forms 9.7% of the total population (Source: Detailed Tables-SRS based on Census2011;
Protecting and empowering all adolescent girls and supporting their healthy development by creating an enabling environment for their participation and meaningful contribution to society.
Kanyashree Prakalpa 2013, a CCT scheme for improving the status and well being of the girl child in the state has been formulated by the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal. The scheme aims at incentivizing schooling of all