Marriageable Age For Women in India is now minimum 21 years. Cabinet has cleared the proposal.

Presently, the minimum age of marriage for men is 21 but for women, it is 18.

The recommendations on the proposal were submitted in December as the  task force stressed a woman must be at least 21 years old at the time of  first pregnancy.

Min. marriage age

The government is eyeing changes to the Prohibition of Child Marriage  Act, Special Marriage Act, and the Hindu Marriage Act to bring the plan  into action.

More changes to marriage act

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This bill clearance is based on recommendations submitted to Niti Aayog in December 2020 by the Centre’s task force, headed by Jaya Jaitly

“I want to make clear that our reasoning behind the recommendation was  never one of population control.


Jaya Jaitly

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A comprehensive public awareness campaign will be launched to encourage social acceptance of the decision. Sex education will also be introduced in the school curriculum.

Public campaigns