Q. Social evils like child marriage has a multidimensional impact not only on the girl child but on the society as a whole. Elaborate.

Why the question:

India has the largest number of brides in the world – one-third of the global total.

Key Demand of the question:

To highlight the ill impacts of child marriage in Indian society

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:


Begin by giving statistics about child marriage in India and also the legal stand against it.


Mention about the educational, health, economical and many other dimensions of development of a child that is being hindered by the ill issue of Child marriage and also mention few laws and organisations that are against such ills.

Also mention the various steps taken by the government to prevent the social evil of child marriage.


Conclude by stating that elimination of Child marriage is one of the global agenda (SDG goal) and way forward India must take to achieve it.