02 August 2014

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Child Labor More than 10 Million kids children works as manual laborers in India

Child Labor More than 10 Million kids children works as manual laborers in India

Census 2011 data shows that among 250 million children in the age group of 5-14 years, more than 10 million are engaged in some sort of work.

Detailed age-group-wise data suggests 2.5 million working children belong to the age group of 5-9 years, while around 7.6 million come from the age group of 10-14 years.

The same Census data also tells us that around 4.3 million children in India are engaged in labour throughout the whole year, while 1.9 million work for three months a year, and 3.8 million work for three to six months a year.

State-wise distribution of the children’s workforce –

1-Uttar Pradesh - 2.1 million.

2-Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh closely follow, together to contribute to the total population of working children by 55%.

3- Maharashtra has 7.2 lakh children working.

The total number of Indian children working in the urban setup amounts to 2 million, of which 1.1 million come from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Gujarat.

In which type of work they are involved?

1-brick kilns

2-open hearth coal pits

3-in the dingy bidi rolling workshops

4-cleaning housing societies

5-selling newspapers or mags on roads, inside trains or platforms


7-Leather factories

8-Zari workshops

According to an NGO working for children's rights Over 76% of child labourers rescued in raids conducted six years ago in Mumbai went back to work

Before the children were rescued, 83.53% worked for more than 10 hours and nearly half of the children were treated badly by employers, a CRY release said.

A CRY release said that No FIRs were filed for these children who never came into the system post the rescue and these children were never presented before the child welfare committee (CWC)

Problem in India is that we do not have any clear cut policy regarding child labor and age of child.

Still many Indians want we should follow ancient traditions which are suitable to gender male and upper caste people.

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Destination Infinity August 03, 2014  

This is actually one of the biggest problems faced by our country. When ppl. buy beedis and fireworks, they need to remember that children are employed as forced laborers, and not buy it.

Destination Infinity