Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India is in the process of revising the minimum age of marriage.

Speaking while releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization, the prime minister said that a decision would be taken once the panel set up on this subject submits its report.

"Discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters have written to me asking why the concerned committee has not given its decision yet. I assure you that as soon as the report comes, the government will act on it," Prime Minister Modi said

Prime Minister Modi had first announced the proposal in his Independence Day address this year.

The minimum age of marriage for women has been a contentious issue especially amongst religious and social conservatives. Currently, the law prescribes that the minimum age of marriage is 21 years and 18 years for men and women respectively.