After being duly verified by the respective block development officers (BDOs), Tehsildars, executive officers of NACs and child marriage prohibition officers who have been recommended by the GP and village level task force committees, the administration hereby declared Ganjam district as a child marriage-free district.
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Nirbhaya Kadhi is a Ganjam government effort to prevent teenage females from dropping out of school and provide them with counselling. If any female aged 12 to 18 was missing from school for five days, all educational institute heads were ordered to notify the administration.
Mr Kulange said, “We followed up with the teachers and other grassroots level workers,” as informed by Ganjam District Collector. As a result, as many as one lakh teenagers have undergone counselling in the past two years.