411 child marriages prevented in Odisha
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411 child marriages prevented in Odisha

By Thehindu calender  25-Oct-2019

411 child marriages prevented in Odisha

  • Timely intervention by authorities and social activists have prevented 411 child marriages involving mostly minor girls in Odisha last year, said the State government.
  • The risk of a girl marrying before her 18th birthday has dropped.
  • The prevalence of child marriages among girls in the State was reported to be 21.3%, against the national average of 26.8%, whereas for boys it is only 11% against the national average of 20.3%.
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  • The State government on Thursday released a report on the status of child marriages and a strategic action plan to end child marriage.
  • Odisha is ranked 15 in India for reported child marriages. 

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