Govt to soon take decision on minimum age of marriage for girls: PM

Govt to soon take decision on minimum age of marriage for girls: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the govt will soon make a choice on revising the minimum age of marriage for women after it receives report from the committee found out for this.

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The prime minister said the girls’ gross enrolment ratio in education has turned above that of boys for the primary time within the country due to several efforts taken by the govt within the last six years.

PM Modi was addressing a video conference after releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), India.

“There may be a crucial deliberation happening to form a choice what should be the right age of marriage for daughters,” Modi said.

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The prime minister Modi said he has been receiving letters from women from across the country, asking about the report of the committee and when the govt. will take a choice thereon.

“I want to assure them, the govt. will soon take its decision after the submission of the report,” Modi said.

In his Independence Day speech, the prime minister had announced that the govt. was deliberating on what should be the minimum age of marriage for girls and has acknowledged a committee to seem into the matter.

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Currently, the minimum age of marriage in India is eighteen years for ladies and 21 for men.

Narendra Modi highlighted the efforts taken by his government within the last six years to fight against malnutrition. The prime minister said his government has taken an integrated and holistic approach to affect the challenge of malnutrition.

The government has adopted a multi-dimensional strategy to figure on all those factors liable for high malnutrition, he added. the govt has started the National Nutrition Mission, Modi informed.

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Highlighting other achievements, prime minister Modi said the govt. has built 11 crore toilets across the country under the Swachh Bharat Mission and has launched Jal Jeevan Mission to provide a piped beverage.

The government is additionally providing sanitary pads at Re 1 to poor women, he further said.

“Because of those efforts, for the primary time, the gross enrolment ratio of Indian women in education is quite that of boys,” Modi said.

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