New Delhi, August 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stated the federal government was deliberating on what must be the minimal age of marriage for girls and had arrange a committee to look into the matter.
Addressing the nation on India’s 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Crimson Fort, Modi coated a spread of points associated to ladies, together with their position within the armed forces, financial empowerment, the hassle to recruit them within the NCC and the federal government’s scheme to offer sanitary napkins at Re 1.
“We have now arrange a committee to deliberate on the minimal age for marriage of our daughters. We’ll take applicable choices after the committee submits its report,” he stated.
The minimal age of marriage for girls is 18 years and 21 for males.
Discussing the position of girls within the forces, the Prime Minister stated India was among the many nations of the world the place ladies had been concerned in fight roles within the Navy and the Air Drive.
He added that girls may comprise one-third of the one lakh new NCC cadets who could be given particular coaching.
“We’re increasing NCC in border areas; particular coaching might be supplied to about one lakh new NCC cadets, of which we’ll attempt that one-third of them are our daughters,” he stated.
On the financial empowerment of girls, Prime Minister Modi stated 22 crores of the 40 crores Jan Dhan accounts had been of girls and about Rs 30,000 crore had been deposited of their accounts in the course of the pandemic.
“Of the Mudra loans price Rs 25 crore, 70 per cent of them have been taken by our moms and sisters. Beneath the Pradhan Matri Awaas Yojna, most registrations are beneath the title of girls,” he added.
Beneath the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra scheme, the Prime Minister stated the federal government had began giving freely sanitary napkins at Re 1 to empower ladies and likewise to maintain their well being in verify.
“In 6,000 Jan Aushadi Kendras, greater than 5 crore sanitary napkins have been supplied to ladies in a brief time frame,” he stated.
Modi additionally stated his authorities was decided to offer equal employment alternatives to ladies.
“Every time ladies have been given a chance, they’ve made India proud and strengthened the nation. At present, the nation is decided to offer equal alternatives for self-employment and employment to them,” Modi stated.
“At present, ladies are working in underground coal mines in addition to touching the sky whereas flying fighter planes,” he famous. PTI