December 5, 2015


(National Child LabourProgramme) 2009- 31st March 2015-Child labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on part or -time basis. The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of good schools and growth of informal economy are considered as the important causes of child labour in India. The 1998 national census of India estimated the total number of child labour, aged 4–15, to be at 12.6 million, out of a total child population of 253 million in 5-14 age group.[3][4] A 2009-2010 nationwide survey found child labour prevalence had reduced to 4.98 million children (or less than 2% of children in 5-14 age group).[5] The 2011 national census of India found the total number of child labour, aged 5–14, to be at 4.35 million,[6] and the total child population to be 259.64 million in that age group.[7] The child labour problem is not unique to India; worldwide, about 217 million children work, many full-time

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