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Despite the plethora of initiatives taken by the government to curb child marriage, the menace continues unabated. Comment in the light of the findings of the National Family Health Survey-5.

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

3. Despite the plethora of initiatives taken by the government to curb child marriage, the menace continues unabated. Comment in the light of the findings of the National Family Health Survey-5. (250 words)

Reference: Business Standard

Why the question:

The recently released NFHS-5 has brought to light the shocking findings with respect to child marriage in some states which is covered in the article.

Key Demand of the question:

To bring out the shortcomings of various initiatives to curb child marriage.

Directive:
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce by presenting the context of question, the evil of child marriage, especially in the states of Bihar, West Bengal and Tripura.

Body:

Firstly, mention the various initiatives designed in order to prevent the child marriages in India.

Secondly, mention the shortcomings of the above programmes .

In the final part, comment on the numerous implications of the findings of NFHS-5 on child marriage.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward on how to holistically tackle child marriages in India.