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Ganjam makes a dent in child marriage, over 1k villages dump practice

20/01/2021 at 3:18 PM

Berhampur, Jan 20: A total of 1,032 villages and 140 wards in urban areas in Gamjam district have been declared as child-marriage free and many more are in line.

Villages were declared child marriage free by the district administration on January 19. Not a single child marriage was performed in the villages and wards.

Similarly, 50 per cent villages in Deogarh district have been declared child marriage free taking it a step closer to achieving the state government’s target of making Odisha child marriage free by 2030.

A total of 370 villages were accorded this status by the district administration based on the recommendations of the gram panchayat-level task force on January 13, 2021.

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