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1SCHEME RATIONALE

Under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (PCMA), 18 is the legal age of marriage for girls, and 21 for boys in India. Despite several years of this Act being in existence, the early marriage of children continues to be practiced in West Bengal.

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2OBJECTIVES

Kanyashree Prakalpa seeks to improve the status and well being of girls, specifically those from socio-economically disadvantages families through Condiational Cash Transfers by: Incentivizing them to continue in education for a

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3Scheme Design

Kanyashree's core objectives are simple and focussed: it aims to ensure that girls stay in school and delay their marriages till at least age 18. Kanyashree's approach is also simple: it uses a social safety net mechanism that has shown a high degree of

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