Over 1000 villages in Odisha’s Ganjam declared child marriage free

Berhampur: The Ganjam administration has declared as many as 1032 villages and 140 wards of the district as child marriage free.

Many incidents of child marriages and the same getting foiled by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Childline were reported in several villages of Ganjam district in the past.

Ganjam Collector Vijay Kulange had earlier announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for those informing the district administration about child marriage. Anganwadi workers and Child Development Project Officers were directed to keep a sharp watch on cases of child marriage in the areas.

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