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  • 16 August, 2020

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Jaya Jaitly Committee

Jaya Jaitly Committee

  • A task force has been constituted by the Government of India to evaluate issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth, Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and any other issue that pertains to health as well as nutrition.
  • It will also review the correlation between age of marriage and motherhood along with health, medical well-being and nutritional status of mother and child, during pregnancy & birth.
  • The task force has been set up by the Women and Child Development Ministry and will be headed by Jaya Jaitly.
  • PM, in his 74th Independence day speech, has called to increase the age of marriage of girls to 20 years to control the problem of maternal and child malnutrition.

Source: TH


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