ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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KARNATAKA-Tribals on Warpath Confronting Eco-Terrorism

KARNATAKA-Tribals on Warpath Confronting Eco-Terrorism

base on the child marriage scenario in a lime frame and social background. A set of questionnaires was printed and information sought from all the households in all villages of the district on the age and sex distribution of children to enter to wedlock. This data base sets the benchmark lor all future comparisons and analysis, (It must be remembered that since this was the first time that a format was prepared, there were certain limitations on the data. These will be taken into account in the next year's survey.) The average age of engagement of girls in the district is seven years and for boys nine years. Between the blocks, Khilchipur and Jeerapur record the lowest average for boys (8.1) and girls (6.4) years respectively. Narsingpur with an average of 10 and 8 years for boys and girls respectively is the maximum age limit for engagement.

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