Child Labor in India's Perspective


  • Dr. Bhavana Lal Ram Krishna College Ranukheda Farrukhabad



Filigree, Industry, Working, Child labor


On one hand, child labor hinders development and healthy competition all around the society and on the other hand, it gives rise to unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, diseases and socio-economic inequality among the poor people. On the other hand, it also destroys human rights, child rights and human dignity. According to a survey conducted by UNICEF, 1 crore 80 lakh children are working on the streets in the cities of India alone. Most of them have never even seen the face of a school. A study of slums in Kolkata has found that 84 percent of school-going children are out of school. Of which 49 percent of children are child laborers. If we look at the total numbers, it is estimated that there are more than 6 crore child laborers in hazardous and highly dangerous enterprises. On the other hand, lakhs of boys and girls are working as domestic laborers even within the closed walls of their homes. Due to the lack of social governments, their number is continuously increasing. Many reasons contribute to the miserable condition of child laborers. Firstly, the industry knows all the ways to protect the law in their cases and it also understands that a child's body is so helpless that it is easy to work in any situation and then there is no guesswork. The danger also does not exist. Who could be better suited for low wages and more work than children.


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How to Cite

Child Labor in India’s Perspective. (2024). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2(06), 1-7.

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