New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured the daughters of the country that the government will decide the right age for marriage as soon as the concerned committee gives its report.
“Discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters have written to me asking why the concerned committee has not given its decision yet. I assure you that as soon as the report comes, the government will act on it,” Prime Minister Modi said during an event to release a commemorative coin of ₹ 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of India’s long-standing relation with the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
He also spoke about the steps taken by his government towards the maintenance of the health and hygiene of women.
“We are taking appropriate actions for our daughters” well-being. Through Jal Jeevan Mission, work is going on to provide water to every household. We are providing sanitary pad for Re 1 each,” he said.
The central government on September 22 had said that a task force has been constituted to examine the correlation of the age of marriage and motherhood.