Prohibition of Child Labour in India: Myth or Reality (Paperback)

Prohibition of Child Labour in India: Myth or Reality By Kiran - Cover Image
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The prohibition of child labor in India is both a myth and a reality. On one hand, there are laws in place that prohibit the employment of children under the age of 14 in any industry or hazardous work. The Indian Constitution and various other legislations like the Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015, and the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, aim to safeguard the rights of children and prevent their exploitation in the workforce.However, the reality is that child labor is still prevalent in India, particularly in the informal sector, such as domestic work, agriculture, and small-scale industries. Poverty, illiteracy, and lack of awareness are some of the main reasons for the continued prevalence of child labor in India. Many families, especially in rural areas, rely on their children to supplement their income, and employers often prefer to hire children due to their low wages and vulnerability.Moreover, the enforcement of child labor laws is weak, and child labor often goes unnoticed and unreported. The lack of effective monitoring and penalties for violating child labor laws also contributes to the persistence of this issue. Despite the government's efforts to eradicate child labor, the problem persists, and there is still a long way to go to ensure the complete prohibition of child labor in India

Product Details
ISBN: 9781805258292
ISBN-10: 180525829X
Publisher: Independent Publisher
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English

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