World's Maximum Child Labourers In India: Report

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 09:23 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: India has 10.1 million child labourers in the 5-14 age group, the most in the world, a study revealed here Wednesday.

"India continues to host the largest number of child labourers in the world with more than half of Delhi's working children forced to work more than eight hours a day without a single day's rest," said the report released by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) in collaboration with Philips.

"Over 51 percent of the employers employ children in the age group of 5-14 years when they should be in school. The survey found 47 percent employers are aware of the law, but that doesn't deter them from employing children," said the report that was released at the end of CRY's "Click Rights Open Your Eyes" campaign, an initiative to sensitise citizens about child labour.

The report said child labour is prominent (75 percent) in tea stalls, "dhabas" or small shops as there is complete lack of regulation of working conditions in this segment.

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Source: IANS

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