The Centre might soon take a choice on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee arrange for this, PM Modi knowledgeable on Friday. The prime minister stated the girls’ gross enrolment ratio in training has turned greater than that of boys for the primary time within the nation due to a number of efforts taken by the federal government within the final six years.
Modi was addressing a video convention after releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
“There is an important deliberation going on to decide what should be the ideal age of marriage for daughters,” Modi stated.
The prime minister stated he has been receiving letters from girls from throughout the nation, asking concerning the report of the committee and when the federal government will take a choice on it.
“I want to assure them, the government will soon take its decision after the submission of the report,” Modi stated.
In his Independence Day speech, the prime minister had introduced that the federal government was deliberating on what must be the minimum age of marriage for girls and has arrange a committee to look into the matter. Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for girls and 21 for males.
Modi highlighted the efforts taken by his authorities within the final six years to struggle towards malnutrition.
The prime minister stated his authorities has taken an built-in and holistic method to cope with the problem of malnutrition. The authorities has adopted a multi-dimensional technique to work on all these elements accountable for excessive malnutrition, he added.
The authorities has began National Nutrition Mission, Modi knowledgeable.
Highlighting different achievements, the prime minister stated the federal government has constructed 11 crore bathrooms throughout the nation beneath the Swachh Bharat Mission and has launched Jal Jeevan Mission to present piped consuming water.
The authorities can also be offering sanitary pads at Re 1 to poor girls, he additional stated.
“Because of these efforts, for the first time, the gross enrolment ratio of girls in education is more than that of boys,” Modi stated.
On malnutrition, the prime minister stated the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has carefully adopted India’s struggle towards this drawback in previous many years.
Some departments at totally different ranges within the nation made efforts however the scope was both restricted or scattered, he identified.
Modi stated being pregnant at tender age, lack of training and consciousness, insufficient availability of pure consuming water and lack of cleanliness have been a few of the elements due to which the specified outcomes towards malnutrition couldn’t be achieved earlier.
Modi stated he had began varied programmes to deal with malnutrition in Gujarat when he was the chief minister of the state.
After turning into the prime minister in 2014, Modi had stated he began new programmes with contemporary and holistic method, based mostly on his expertise as a chief minister.
Modi complemented the FAO for taking part in an essential function in elevating farm manufacturing and making efforts in direction of eradicating hunger and malnutrition the world over, together with in India within the final 75 years.
The prime minister stated the commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination has been launched in recognition of FAO’s contribution and providers.
He additionally thanked the FAO for supporting India’s proposal to declare 2023 as International Year of Millets and stated this may enhance the provision of coarse cereals and improve the earnings of small and marginal farmers.
The authorities, Modi stated, is making efforts to enhance the manufacturing of millets and enhance shopper demand. The prime minister additionally devoted to the nation 17 not too long ago developed biofortified kinds of eight crops.
(With inputs from PTI)