Child Labour is a social evil
Labourers below the
age of 14 years are called child labour.
India has the largest number of child labour in the world.
According to the census figures of 1991, India has 11.29 million child
labourers, which constitute 1.34 per cent of the total population of our
Most of the child labourers are engaged in agriculture and allied
subject like livestock, foresting and fisheries.
In the urban areas, children work in dhabas, eateries helpers or
cleaners in trucks and as domestic servants etc.
They have long working hours, bad and unhygienic working conditions and
fewer wages. The main reason behind child labour is poverty.
Children born in poor families are forced to work not only for their own
survival but also for their family.
Awareness of the people and Government also compels poor parents to
make their children employed as laborers in agricultural forms,
brick kilns and as domestic servants. Let us all take a step to ban this