Child labour is a crime. Tuesday night, 17 child labourers were rescued from Old Delhi Railway Station. DNA analyzes how child labourers in the country want to study, but are subjected to labour due to lack of money.
Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to a new study conducted in India, Peru and Ethiopia.
Gujarat accounts for 55 per cent of the country's child labour working in cottonseed production and the total number of children working in such fields has reached 1.10 lakh, according to an NGO study report released here on Wednesday.
Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said more teeth will be provided to the existing laws against child labour and a rehabilitation fund will be set up for children rescued from exploitation.
Almost 24,000 Egyptian children have received school meals and rations for their families under a scheme to prevent youngsters in the poorest areas from dropping out of school and working, UN and EU officials said.
Rueing that global funding for education has stagnated over the past four years, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Friday that an additional USD 22 billion annually, which is just four-and-a-half days of global military expenditure, can bring all children to school.
The amendments proposed by the Centre to allow employment of children below 14 years in 'non- hazardous' family enterprises will lead to "rampant" use of child labour as it is impossible to regulate such businesses, CPI(M) on Saturday claimed as it slammed the "retrograde" move.
The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday criticised the Centre for passing the amendment to the child labour law, stating that the need of the hour in the country was to provide poverty alleviation schemes.
America's major TV network HBO, sued by a British sporting goods company over a 2008 report about child labour in India, told a US jury that the report is "responsible" and claims against it were baseless.
Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today demanded the government to ensure a complete ban on child labour up to the age of 14, saying that the Child Labour Bill should be tabled and passed during the second half of the Budget session in Parliament.