CHILD LABOUR IN MAHARASHTRA
2. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM
3. THE CONCEPT OF CHILD LABOUR
4. THE IMPACT OF CHILD LABOUR
5. STRATEGIES FOR ERADICATING CHILD LABOUR
6. SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION
Children are blooming flowers of the garden of society. It is therefore a duty on the part of the members of society to protect these flowers from the damaging effects of excessive exposure to heat, cold and rains and also not to pluck them to satisfy their momentary whims but the problem of child labour is a burning problem of Maharashtra.
According to ILO, these children work in a variety of industries, hotels, domestic workers. The vast majority are in the agricultural sector where they may be exposed to dangerous chemicals and equipment. Others are street children peddling or running errands to earn a living some are domestic workers. All are children who have no fair chance of real childhood, an education, or a better life. According to Pratham Outreach Resource Cell millions of India’s children today have no idea of what a childhood is all about because they are busy contributing to India’s GDP. Yes, we are talking about children who are forced to work.
Do you think the shoulders of adult India are so irresponsible as to let this happen to the childhood of India? Do you think our nation will make any substantial progress if we let this continue? Aren’t we damaging the future of our country before letting it bloom?
The answers are loud and clear. We all know………………it is just a matter of action.
Today child labour is a big problem in Maharashtra, as we look at the following statistics we can know the magnitude or the severity of the problem.
Let us look at the magnitude of the problem.
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