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Budget 2020: Centre Proposes Raising Marriageable Age of Women

FM Nirmala Sitharaman proposed the allocation of Rs 28,600 crore for programmes related to women’s welfare.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, 1 February, proposed the allocation of Rs 28,600 crore in Union Budget 2020 on programmes related to welfare of women.

She also proposed a task force to recommend raising women’s minumum age of marriage from 18.

Budget 2020: Centre Proposes Raising Marriageable Age of Women
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Sitharaman also spoke about the “tremendous success” of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’ scheme, stating that the enrollment of girls at every level is now higher than boys.

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