child marriage

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The Lambani community is one of the poorest communities in the region and is engaged in agricultural labour. Since agriculture work is seasonal, they have to migrate to find work. Most of them migrate to work in the sugarcane fields in the neighbouring district where harvesting usually starts in October and continues for about five months. Families take children along due to which children are out of school for almost half the year and face difficult challenges in learning.


The article discusses the causes and effects of the drop-out of adolescent girl-children from the poorer sections in the Indian context, using a real-life case study.  It also makes recommendations for governments and communities, based on the practical lived realities of the communities which are the most in need of educating their girls, both for social and economic progress.

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