Modi govt to revise minimum legal age of marriage for women, PM says
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee set up for this. The prime minister said the girls' gross enrolment ratio in education has turned higher than that of boys for the first time in the country because of several efforts taken by the government in the last six years. Modi was addressing a video conference 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 said.