Child labour

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Child labour

  1. 1. ByVikrant Nakil
  2. 2. Agenda Status of child labour in India Causes of child labour in India Sectors involved in child labour Effects of child labour Initiative against child labour
  3. 3. Do You Know? Definition  Only child below 14yrs who is employed for more than 6 hours in a day 12.6 million children (hazardous occupations (2001) 1) India has the largest number of child labourers in the worldReference:1) Statistics given by Indian government: Magnitude of child labour in India.
  4. 4. Do You Know?
  5. 5. Causes for Child Labour Poverty Parental illiteracy Social apathy Lack of education and exposure Exploitation of cheap and unorganized labor The family practice
  6. 6. Sectors involved in ChildLabour1 Beedi: 30% of total hired workers Diamond: 3% of total workforce Fireworks : 3000 children at every stage of process Silk Manufacture: 350,000 children Domestic: 2,500,000 including restaurantsReference:1) Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_labour_in_India
  7. 7. Effects of Child Labour Deprived childhood Physical and mental torture Creates and perpetuates poverty Child Deprived Labour Childhood Vicious Circle Paid Low Poverty Wages
  8. 8. Initiatives Against Child Labour The Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act (1986) National Child Labour Projects (NCLP) Non Governmental Organizations  CARE India  Child Relief and You  Global march against child labour World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL): 12 June each year For more information visit  http://labour.nic.in/cwl/childlabour.htmReference:1) Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_labour_in_India
  9. 9. Questions ?

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