Child labour persists in India as
gaps remain in state benefits,
Child labour persists in India as gaps remain in state benefits, education on Business Standard. A common
school system that makes quality and equitable education for all a reality can end child labour, says expert.
Latest News In June 2016, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
reportedly expressed surprise that child labour still existed in India. He
was speaking at the inauguration of the state's Child Labour Tracking
The Hindu quoted Kumar as wondering why "there is still child labour
despite the fact that government is giving every facility to the needy
right from their birth and Anganwadi Kendras. There is mid day meal,
uniform, books, cycles etc."
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It was a good question. Child labour in India has been remarkably
persistent over the decades.
While its incidence (the percentage of child workers among all children)
has decreased, going down to 3.9% of children in 2011 from 5% in
2001, every decadal census has found 10 million or more children
between the ages of five and 14 engaged in labour...Read more.
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