Child Labour in India
By Team Legistify / 2016-07-05
Children are the hope and future of a nation. Yet, there are millions deprived children in our country who have never known a normal, carefree childhood. It is a great social problem because it damages, spoils and destroys the future of children. The problem of child labour is a serious matter not only in India but also in other developing countries.

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Child labour perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems- Kailash Satyarthi

Being a resident of India, we all have experienced some form of child labour around us and as responsible citizens, it becomes our duty to be informed about such social evils and help our children in need.

What is Child Labour?

Child Labour, as defined by the International Labour Organization, refers to work that leads to the deprivation of one’s childhood and education opportunities. Effects include a loss of potential and dignity in self, which is harmful to a child’s physical and mental development.

Child Labour is conventionally defined as a working child between the age of 5-14 who are doing labour or engaged in economic activity either paid or unpaid. The definition of a child as given under Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986 defines child means a person who has not completed his fourteen years of age.

Children are the hope and future of a nation. Yet, there are millions deprived children in our country who have never known a normal, carefree childhood. It is a great social problem because it damages, spoils and destroys the future of children. The problem of child labour is a serious matter not only in India but also in other developing countries.

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