15 child labourers rescued in Chhattisgarh

Fifteen child labourers were rescued from Chhattisgarh`s Sarguja district by a special task force, officials said on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2010, 18:32 PM IST

Raipur: Fifteen child labourers were rescued
from Chhattisgarh`s Sarguja district by a special task force,
officials said on Wednesday.

Labour Department task force personnel conducted raids on
brick-kilns, sweet shops, roadside eateries and hotels
Tuesday and freed the under-age workers, they said, adding
these establishments would face action under the Child Labour
(Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

The state government has set up a special task force in
each district to rescue bonded child labourers.

The tribal-dominated state has 244 schools for child
labourers, where 13,000 children are studying, they added.

PTI