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Tag: Child Marriages In Odisha

Balika Badhu syndrome lingers, NCRB 2018 ranks Odisha 6th in child marriages!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha ranks among top-10 states in prevalence of child marriages, State police could rescue only 22 victims under Prohibition of Child Marriages (PCM) Act in 2018. In contrast, Tamil Nadu, which is among top-10 low child marriage incidence states in country, registered a high of 67 cases. As per NCRB report 2018, […]

Child Marriages Rampant In Odisha, Govt Plans To Fight The Social Evil

Bhubaneswar: Married off at a tender age, Gulati Padiami (17) of Butiguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district is now a mother of a nine-month-old girl. The underage marriage has not only ruined her childhood but also has adversely affected her health. Similar is the case of Sunita Rout, her fellow villager who was married off […]

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Task Force To Check Child Marriages In Koraput Dist

Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha’s Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region, a senior official said. Against a state average of 21.3 per cent and a national average of 26.8 per cent, the annual rate of child marriage in the district […]