Stopping Child Marriage: Deogarh In Odisha Announces Cash Reward For Informers

Deogarh: The district administration in Odisha’s Deogarh district has announced a cash reward of Rs 3,000 to anyone who informs the authorities about child marriages and helps stop them.

The step is aimed at preventing child marriages and making Deogarh child marriage-free by 2022-end.

The announcement was made by Collector Somesh Upadhayay on Friday during a district-level workshop on “Collector’s Vision Building Workshop for Sarpanchs on Child Marriage-Free District.”

According to him, more than 50 per cent of gram panchayats in the district have already been declared child marriage-free.

“We are now opting for a bottom-up approach where gram panchayats will form task forces at their level. They will hold regular meetings, create awareness and maintain a record of every marriage held in their areas,” Upadhayay was quoted as saying in a TNIE report.

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