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Maternal, child deaths decline in Assam after crackdown on under-age marriage: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati, December 12: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said maternal mortalities have decreased by over 33% and child deaths reduced by nearly 15% since the launch of a crackdown on child marriage in the state this year. He reaffirmed the state government’s goal of eradicating the social ill of child marriage by 2026, with more than 5,000 people already arrested. “Child marriage is a social evil, which also manifests undesirable health outcomes such as high infant and maternal mortality rates,” he said on X. “Our crackdown has...
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