Friday, July 22, 2005

It also happens in India!

Yes, Child Labour is so much prevalent in India. Estimates cite figures of between 60 and 115 million working children in India -- thehighest number in the world (Human Rights Watch 1996, 1).

Are we doing something about it? Child labour is definitely a worrisome issue. Is Indian government doing something about it? And, why at all in the first place does the need of child labour arise? Is it the poor families who make some income from child labour? So, looks like one of the root cause is poverty, or, unemployment in one way or the other?

Could we have some law in which at least one member of every family is working? Hope that policy makers are thinking about the issue of child labour.

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