Labour Day: Child Labour still prevalent in India

12-year-old Jatindra, with his younger brother Laxman (7 year-old), carrying waste material of an industrial area, which they will sell for Rs 2 per kg. (Express archive photo)
12-year-old Jatindra, with his younger brother Laxman (7 year-old), carrying waste material of an industrial area, which they will sell for Rs 2 per kg. (Express archive photo)
On Labour's Day this year we take a look at how children are deprived of their rights and exploited in various ways. Child Labour engages children in economic activity, on part or full-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. A boy carrying huge amount of hay on a cycle. (Express archive photo)
On Labour's Day this year we take a look at how children are deprived of their rights and exploited in various ways. Child Labour engages children in economic activity, on part or full-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.

A boy carrying huge amount of hay on a cycle. (Express archive photo)
A young girl does the household works for a family. (Express archive photo)
A young girl does the household works for a family. (Express archive photo)
A boy works at a vegetable market in New Delhi. (Express archive photo)
A boy works at a vegetable market in New Delhi. (Express archive photo)
53 child labourers between the age of 10 to 15 were rescued from Jarimaker  workshop working at Byculla. (Express archive photo)
53 child labourers between the age of 10 to 15 were rescued from Jarimaker workshop working at Byculla. (Express archive photo)
Young girl selling popcorn by roadside. (Express archive photo)
Young girl selling popcorn by roadside. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers working in different factory of Nagpada area were rescued. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers working in different factory of Nagpada area were rescued. (Express archive photo)
Child serving tea in Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh. (Express archive photo)
Child serving tea in Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh. (Express archive photo)
Girl while walking on a rope to earn the livelihood. The girl along with her parents was found doing 'shows' and is now rescued by the police. (Express archive photo)
Girl while walking on a rope to earn the livelihood. The girl along with her parents was found doing 'shows' and is now rescued by the police. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers working in an embroidery unit in Mumbai. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers working in an embroidery unit in Mumbai. (Express archive photo)
A child washes utensils outside dhabas. (Express archive photo)
A child washes utensils outside dhabas. (Express archive photo)
A little kid around a construction site in the capital. (Express archive photo)
A little kid around a construction site in the capital. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers works at a road side food shop in Lucknow. (Express archive photo)
Child labourers works at a road side food shop in Lucknow. (Express archive photo)
Unaware of their rights, children work on World Human Rights Day, in Patna. (Express archive photo)
Unaware of their rights, children work on World Human Rights Day, in Patna. (Express archive photo)
A child working at a construction site. (Express archive photo)
A child working at a construction site. (Express archive photo)
Children pull a loaded cart. (Express archive photo)
Children pull a loaded cart. (Express archive photo)
A boy working at a road side stall. (Express archive photo)
A boy working at a road side stall. (Express archive photo)

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