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India has the world’s highest number of 10 to 24-year-olds, almost half of whom are girls. Recent data tells us that the status of young people in India has improved over the decades in terms of their health and education, and there has been a lessening of the gulf between girls and boys in school enrolment and completion. Yet, adolescent girls are denied the fruits of development-with many of them still deprived of their rights and not meeting their full potential. This document outlines the challenges and issues in adolescent health, particularly girls. It also provides insights into the areas that need investment and parameters to be borne in mind to ensure success of the investment in girls' future. This document can be useful for policy makers. Click here to read the document.