A task force has been constituted by the Government of India to evaluate issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth, Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and any other issue that pertains to health as well as nutrition. It will also review the correlation of age of marriage and motherhood along with health, medical well being and nutritional status of mother and child, during pregnancy & birth. The task force has been set up by the Women and Child Development Ministry and will be headed by Jaya Jaitly.
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Jaya Jaitly headed 10 member task force will propose appropriate legislations and amendments in the present laws. It will also chalk out a comprehensive roll-out plan with timelines to implement these recommendations. The task force would also be responsible for promoting higher education among women.
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- Union Minister for Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani.