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
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.
Causes for Child Labour Poverty Parental illiteracy Social apathy Lack of education and exposure Exploitation of cheap and unorganized labor The family practice
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
Effects of Child Labour Deprived childhood Physical and mental torture Creates and perpetuates poverty Child Deprived Labour Childhood Vicious Circle Paid Low Poverty Wages
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