Conceptualised `Udaan` actually for a film: Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt`s film on bonded labour could not release but the filmmaker-producer says he has utilised the concept for a new TV show `Udaan`.

Rural development ministry to clamp down on bonded labour

The rural development ministry has joined hands with non-governmental organisations to combat bonded labour in 10 districts across six states.

Boy allegedly working as bonded labour, police initiates action

The district police here have initiated action to rescue a nine-year scheduled tribe boy from a livestock farmer under whom the boy was working as a bonded labour.

Chhattisgarh to get cell to monitor child labour

Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday decided to set up a dedicated cell to conduct a survey of child and bonded labourers in every district of the state and take steps for their rehabilitation.

Movies today are made for a certain class: Javed Akhtar

Veteran scriptwriter and poet, Javed Akhtar, feels movies today are made for a certain class of audience and filmmakers only target metro cities for their project`s release.

Maha to ensure brick makers don`t employ bonded, child labour

Maharashtra government assured the Bombay High Court that its labour department officials would ensure that bonded and child labour are not employed in the ensuing season.

Campaign launched to raise awareness on bonded labour

A national level advocacy campaign was launched today to mobilise people on the need to effectively curb bonded labour system.

Bonded labour is rampant, state govt to conduct survey: SC

SC directed all the states and Union territories to conduct a survey on existence of bonded labour in their regions.

Ten bonded labourers freed in UP

Ten bonded labourers working in a brick kiln were rescued after a raid in Chavar Navada village here, police said.

12 states yet to submit reports on bonded labour

The Supreme Court had in May 2004 ordered that all states
and union territories should submit their status report to
NHRC every month.

SC raps Centre on bonded labour in Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court expressed
its displeasure against the Centre for keeping on hold the
funds for conducting a survey of bonded labour in Andhra
Pradesh and sought an explanation from it.

Orissa abolishes `bartan` system of bonded labour: NHRC

After intervention by NHRC, the
Orissa government has abolished the `bartan` system prevalent
in some areas in the state under which upper caste people used
to extract work from members of some communities for a
pittance.