Berhampur: The administration in Ganjam district has launched an initiative underneath which any one that offered tip-off a few youngster marriage would obtain a money reward of Rs 5,000, an official mentioned.
The cash can be doled out from the funds of the district’s youngster safety unit, he mentioned.
The administration officers, throughout their month-to-month meet at an Anganwadi centre on Saturday, determined to launch the initiative, as a part of their efforts to curb the observe.
The identification of the informer would stay a secret, the official mentioned.
Based on District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange, the Ganjam administration, together with NGOs and self-help teams, has foiled as many as 38 youngster marriages this yr.
“Although individuals get to know concerning the preparations for youngster marriage, they don’t inform the administration of fearing backlash by village leaders. The money award will encourage individuals to come back ahead and flag such circumstances,” he mentioned.
If the administration obtained data on time, a lady’s life might be saved, he harassed.
“Round 4.50 lakh college students of over 3000 colleges, a number of Anganwadi employees and members of self-help teams within the district had taken a ‘Mu Sachetan’ (I’m conscious) pledge in opposition to youngster marriage in November.
“Equally, the administration additionally held interactions with leaders of various communities to sensitise them in opposition to youngster marriage,” Kulange added.