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Elimination of CHILD LABOUR by the

DEVELOPMENT of India
A CHILD IS MEANT TO LEARN NOT TO EARN.
Child labour is a kind of violation of a childs right and it is
a huge problem in our country.Every individual or I say
every child is born with some talent.In the age of
playing,developing ones own personality,children of small
families are forced to do work for the fulfilment of their
needs and wants.
One the main problem of increasing the child labour
graph in India is the illiteracy.The parents of small families
does not get the opporunity to go to schools and get to
be educated.Our country is a growing country,although
government had made plans and policies for educating
the children but then too there are many places were still
children are forced to do work for the fulfiment of their
family needs.due to the illitrate parents,childrens have to
do work.there are many hazardous factories where child
labour takes places and the hazardous chemicals and
gases produced by machines which are harmful in the
growth of a child.When we stop at traffic light we saw
small kids begging so that they can eat something or we
saw same kids saleing flowers r something else for
money.Not only on streets but also in big known
institutions were students studies,some children can saw
working in canteens can cleaning the hostels and other
stuffs.A institution is a place were a child makes his or
her future on the other hand canteens are shown were

child under the age of 14 is supposed to do work and


earn money.
MAIN CAUSES:poverty,lack of good schools.
The 1998 national census of India estimated the total
number of child labour, aged 415, to be at 12.6 million,
out of a total child population of 253 million in 5-14 age
group. A British Broad Casting (BBC) report, similarly,
concludes poverty and inadequate public education
infrastructure are some of the causes of child labour in
India.
ACTS AND LAWS: Constitution of India in the Fundamental
Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy(DPSP)
prohibits child labour below the age of 14 years in any
factory or mine or castle or engaged in any other
hazardous employment which is mentioned under Article
24 of Indian Constitution.
The Factories Act of 1948: The Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14
years in any factory. The law also placed rules on who, when and how long can pre-adults aged
1518 years be employed in any factory.
The Mines Act of 1952: The Act prohibits the employment of children below 18 years of age in
a mine.
The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986: The Act prohibits the
employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous occupations identified in a list by
the law. The list was expanded in 2006, and again in 2008.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) of Children Act of 2000: This law made it a
crime, punishable with a prison term, for anyone to procure or employ a child in any hazardous
employment or in bondage.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009: The law mandates
free and compulsory education to all children aged 6 to 14 years. This legislation also mandated

that 25 percent of seats in every private school must be allocated for children from disadvantaged
groups and physically challenged children.

Children who are fail to get proper education or we can


say children who do not get the opportunity to get
education not tends to develop physically,mentally and
socially.Child labour in India is mostly seen in agricultural
sector,domestic helpers or working in hazardous
factories.
For eradicating child labour in India,their r many NGOs
like CHILD RIGHTS AND YOU,CHILD LABOUR FREE INDIA
and so on.
For vanishing Child labour every individual should
educated or atleast they should know about there rights
so that for the upcoming generation should not face this
problem.
With this I would like to say that THERE IS NO REASON
THERE IS NO EXCUSE CHILD LABOUR IS CHILD ABUSE.

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