May 042015
 

teenage girls in India have married

According to Census 2011 data, 41.3 per cent of all girls aged 19 in India have married.

And out of over 10 million girls of this age during the census, over 4.1 million were married or already divorced, separated or widowed, a report.

Data reveals that a majority of 19-year-old girls who had already been married, belonged to states such as — Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa and Manipur were the states with lowest number of 19 year old married girls.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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