Child Labour In India

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Child Labour and Human Rights: Children labour in India. Overview: In the modern era of globalization and scientific achievement, mankind still struggles to overcome the deep-rooted practices of Child labour. An estimated 150 million children worldwide are tied up in child labour (UNICEF global database), mainstream in the developing countries. The essay aims to identify the problems of child labour in India, where there are high number of cases with their relation to the human rights. The objective is to find the efficiency of the Indian government policies that condemns the child labour act with the fact that millions of children’s are still engaged in paid or unpaid task at a very young age. The debate also looks into the child rights aspects…show more content…
The children’s were hire to do the less social stature work by the king. In the rural setting it was common practice for the farmer to engage their children to work in their field so as to contribute towards family’s economic needs. Children’s were often made to work at a tender age and were expected to learn by observing. This was a common family practice unrecognized as child labour. Following the development of India, the rise of industrial era gave more job opportunities in the cotton and jute industries, encouraging the parents to employ their younger ones. Similarly the British rule initiated the Tea and coffee farms which indeed demanded more workers. All small scale factories demanded higher work forced and employed children’s because of cheap labour…show more content…
According to the 2001 census, 43% of child labours are below 18 years of age out of 450 million population. Commonly children work in roadside restaurants and hotels, at the cigarette stall, or as a domestic worker at home. During festivals children’s work in firecracker and matchstick factories, these task exposes them to more hazards with poor working and living condition. Often they work at the construction site with their parents or sell cheap flowers and fruits at the signals. It is one of the common practices in urban India where many children are still see selling story books and fancy handmade articles across the street. Many children’s work in a small scale industries and often work in farm in rural settings. Poverty, low family income and illiteracy are the driving forces for child labour. Child labour exist because of the differences in the economic fluctuations and labour demand. Due to rise in the prices, the child is forced to work to fulfil the economic needs of the family to

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