Odishas Ganjam District: Child Marriage Free 2022

Ganjam in Odisha has declared itself the first child marriage-free district in the state.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 06, 2022 05:39:03 pm

06 January 2022 Current Affairs:Ganjam in Odisha has declared itself the first child marriage-free district in the state.

Highlights:
  • In the two years between 2020 and 2021, the district administration was able to prevent 450 child marriages and video-record 48,383 marriages. 
  • The Ganjam government declared it a child marriage-free district after verification. Sarpanchs and members of the task force committee had sent recommendations stating that no child marriages had occurred in their areas.
  • Ganjam began a program called Nirbhaya Kadhi (Fearless bud). 
  • If any girl aged 12 to 18 was absent from class for five days, all educational institute heads were ordered to notify the administration.
  •  In the last two years, over lakh teenagers have received counseling. 
  • The government has also made the manufacturing of Aadhaar cards a requirement for any marriage.
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