As per District Level Household & facility Survey (DLHS) conducted for 2007-08, child marriage continues to be a widely prevalent practice in India.
As per the survey of women aged between 20-24, women who had married before 18 years of age was as high as 43% (Rural : 48%; Urban: 29.4%).
The worst five states are Bihar (68%); Rajasthan (58%); Jharkhand (56%); UP (55%) and West Bengal (55%).
The best performance is of Himachal Pradesh at 9%,
– Courtesy Indicus Analytics
(Figures rounded off to zero decimal points)
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Happy New Year 2011
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