Monday, 21 January 2013

Article on Child Labour in India

Child labour is a prominent problem that is faced by all the countries in the world .It is mainly a practice in which children’s are engaged in the economic activity, on part or full-time basis. India is the 7th largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest by population and thus now child labour is a major problem that is seen in India .Child Labour deprives the children from their childhood and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of schools, growth of informal economy is considered to be the major causes of child labour in India.

Now a days you can see children working on shops, tea stalls ,factories ,hotel’s  in India .It Nothing but only child labour that has spreaded  its roots very deep in India. A/c to Indian constitution the child aged before 14 can’t be employed to labour by their parents as it is a crime. But in India the mostly children’s employed are less than 14 years old. The Major cause of child labour is poverty and economic compulsions of the families which force their children’s to do work .In India it very prominent in rural areas where small children’s work at shops and hotel’s to earn money. It is major disease that is violating India ‘s scenario as a good state .A/C to mythological beliefs India children’s are the gifts of gods and gods survive in them .But all in India children are the only one who is forced to beg to live their life.

A/C to the Indian government many laws are made such as The Factories Act of 1948, The Right of Children To Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009, The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986. But who will obey them and implement it strictly as it is very important because children’s are the only one who will lead our country in future.

1 comment:

  1. Yes. This is a major social issue since decades. Even though strict laws are imposed, such crimes do happen in our society. I think we should help CRY India, a non-government organisation which is trying to wipe off child labour and its roots from the Indian Society. Let us all give a helping hand in this social task so that every child can enjoy its rights equally.