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INTRODUCTION Child labour refers to the employment of children at regular and sustained labour The worst forms of child labour are Child Slavery. to be at 12. Child prostitution. Child Soldiers of child labourers in the world India tops the list with the highest number The 2001 national census of India estimated the total number of child labour. aged 5–14.6 million . Child Trafficking.
CAUSES Poverty Demand for child labour Illiteracy Adult unemployment and urbanization Ineffictivity of child labor laws in terms of implementation Unrecognized child labour .
BONDED CHILD LABOUR The worst form of child labours Children who are “sold” by their parents for a petty sum. a loan or to pay off debts A form of long run employer-slave relationship is formed Practiced widely across many parts of rural India and across multiple industries Initiatives have been taken to stop bonded child labours .
CONSEQUENCES Stunted growth of future generation Inability to contribute to development Adult unemployment Increased abuse of children Increased illiteracy Malnourished and sick citizens Wasted human talents and skills .
SOLUTION Elimination of poverty Free and compulsory education Proper and strict implementation of the labour laws Abolishment of child trafficking Create awareness Social service (NGO) .
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