New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls. He said that the decision will be taken after a report is received from the committee set up for this.
PM Modi highlighted that 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.
The Prime Minister 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,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi said that he has been receiving several letters from women across the country seeking the report of the committee.
“I want to assure them, the government will soon take its decision after the submission of the report,” he said.
Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.