WCD department to promote weddings at the registrar office

Keep it simple and get married at the registrar's office is the message the Women and Child Development (WCD) department of Maharashtra wants to spread as part of its gender sensitization programme. Varsha Gaikwad, State WCD minister said the department was thinking of offering incentives for getting married at the registrar office.

To respect girls, WCD scheme for boys mooted

A scheme for adolescent boys has been proposed by the WCD ministry. Union Minister of State for WCD Krishna Tirath who was in Pune to attend the 'No Girl No World' regional consultation on a national action plan for improving the sex ratio at birth said boys in the age group of 11-18 years would be trained to respect girls and women.

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