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INTRODUCTION

Child Labour, consisting of children below 14 years of age, is defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Child labour is a universal problem and as a citizen of India we must strive to take stern actions against child labour.

Who Is a Child Labour?

Children are the greatest gift to humanity and the same gift is being misused for personal gains as child labour.. 

person who has not completed his 14th year of age ,such person engaged for wages, whether in cash or in kind, is a child worker.

Child labour is more a rural phenomenon than an urban phenomenon. Due to acute poverty poor families residing in rural areas send their children to urban areas for bread and butter. 

Different Sectors

In India children are employed both in organized and unorganized sectors in rural and urban areas of which 90 percent is in rural areas. 

Children are engaged in activities like so wing,weeding, harvesting, tending of cattle, shoe-polishing, rag picking, beedi making, construction activities, hotel sand restaurants work, helper at garages, households and soon.

PROBLEMS OF CHILD LABOUR

Victims of many diseases(Phossy Jaw,Cancer etc,.)

They are preferred to adult workers as children are less aware of their rights, accept dangerous work, more obedient and easier to exploit| | | | |

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Child labour refers to the employment of children at regular and sustained labour. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organizations and is illegal in many countries. Child labour was employed to varying extents through most of history, but entered public dispute with the advent of universal schooling, with changes in working conditions during the industrial revolution, and with the emergence of the concepts of workers' andchildren's rights. In many developed countries, it is considered inappropriate or exploitative if a child below a certain age works (excluding household chores, in a family shop, or school-related work).[2] An employer is usually not permitted to hire a child below a certain minimum age. This minimum age depends on the country and the type of work involved. States ratifying the Minimum Age Convention adopted by the International Labor Organization in 1973, have adopted minimum ages varying from 14 to 16. Child labor laws in the United States set the minimum age to work in an establishment without restrictions and without parents' consent at age 16,[3] except for the agricultural industry where children as young as 12 years of age can work in the fields for an unlimited number of non-school hours. See Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act).

Child labour refers to the employment of children at regular and sustained labour. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organizations and is illegal in many countries. Child labour was employed to varying extents through most of history, but entered public dispute with the advent of universal schooling, with changes in working conditions during the industrial revolution, and with the emergence of the concepts of workers' andchildren's rights. In many developed countries, it is considered inappropriate or exploitative if a child below a certain age works (excluding household chores, in a family shop, or school-related work).[2] An employer is usually not permitted to hire a child below a certain minimum age. This minimum age depends on the country and the type of work involved. States ratifying the Minimum Age Convention adopted by the International Labor Organization in 1973, have adopted minimum ages varying from 14 to 16. Child labor laws in the United States set the minimum age to work in an establishment without restrictions and without parents' consent at age 16,[3] except for the agricultural industry where...
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