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Child Marriages in INDIA

A recent study published in the Lancet noted overall decrease in child marriage in India except 4 States. What are the key findings of the Lancet report? India – 1 in 5 girls are still married below legal marriage age Skewed achievements – Some States have achieved dramatic decreases while other states like West Bengal have struggled. Bihar (16.7%), West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra accounted for more than half of the total he

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment-Year review

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has its origin from the erstwhile Ministry of Welfare. Two departments have been under the Ministry Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (Samajik Nyaya and Adhikarita Vibhag) Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) The Ministry is entrusted with the welfare, social justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized sections - scheduled and backward classes, persons with

Warli tribe

The Warli are an indigenous of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The name "Warli" comes from the word "Warla", which means "piece of land" or "field". The Warli are considered by some to be a sub-caste of the Bhil tribe, and their history dates back to the 10th century AD. The Warli people speak Varli or Warli, an Indo-Aryan language.

National Policy on Child Labour

Recently, a detailed report on the implementation of the Centre’s policy on child labour was tabled in Parliament. Based on the recommendations of Gurupadaswamy Committee, the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act was enacted in 1986 and the National Policy on Child Labour was declared in August, 1987. Prepared by – The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour. Findings - The number of working children has decreased from 1.26 crore (2001 censu

Dhangar Community in Maharashtra

The Dhangar community’s demand for ST status has been dismissed. Dhangars – They are large cluster of pastoral groups and they live mostly in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada. Population – In Maharashtra, they are estimated to range from 4 to 12% of the total population (unofficially estimate). Reservation status – In Maharashtra, there is an exclusive quota of 3.5% under a separate category called NT (No Tribe). In centr

SPARK Project

Aim - To help people with disabilities, especially women and youth with disabilities, become active participants. Implemented by - The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the Women’s Development Corporation in Maharashtra. Through this project, persons with disabilities were trained as Disability Inclusion Facilitators (DIFs). International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a United Nations agency th

Pakadwa Vivah

Pakadwa Vivah is a tradition in Bihar where a boy is kidnapped or coerced and then married to a girl. In this practice, the wishes of the boy and girl are not considered. The practice is illegal and prevalent in several parts of Bihar.

Crimes Against Women- Recent Data

As per annual report of National Crime Record Bureau the crimes against women rose 4% in 2022 compared to 2021. Crime in India 2022 Released by- National Crime Record Bureau. Increase in crime- The report indicates 4% rise in crimes against women which corresponds to roughly 51 FIRs each hour. Majority of cases- Cruelty by spouses or relatives accounted for the highest number of cases in crime against women,


Ministry of Tribal Affairs initiates IEC Campaign on Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) to raise awareness and ensure 100% saturation of Government Schemes in PVTG majority tribal habitations ‘Empowering Tribals, Transforming India’: IEC initiative to ensure coverage of every PVTG household that has remained unreached due to distance, lack of road and digital connectivity and will provide facilities at their doorstep. Aim: of reaching out to

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Kerala

Kerala breaks the general assumption that educated women have fewer children than uneducated women. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) among educated women is remarkably higher than that among the illiterate women. Kerala is the only State in the country with high Total Fertility Rate among educated women. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is the average number of children born to a woman during her reproductive years (15-49 years).


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