Chandigarh: The Punjab government has launched a scheme in six districts to improve the nutrition level of girls between 11 to 18 years of age.

An amount of Rs 16 crore has been allocated for the scheme for financial year 2012-13, an official spokesman said on Friday.

The scheme had been formed by merging Kishori Shakti Yojna and nutrition programme for adolescent girls, he said. Kishori Shakti Yojna would be implemented as before in remaining in 14 districts of the state, the spokesman said.

(Agenices)

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