- Politics and Social Issues»
- India & South Asia Political & Social Issues
"They are the same children as ours, they are also a
gift of God, Didn't they deserve a proper childhood?"
According to the report, the number of child labour in India is over 57.8 lakhs. More than half of the working children are concerned in five states Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. And Unfortunately, Uttar Pradesh tops the list as the state has the highest number of child labour and According to the report by CRY(Child rights and you)
UP has had a 13% growth in child labour in the last decade, One in every 9 children here is working, which is an alarming situation!
Child labour is very common in rural areas and slum areas in cities. A common job for these street children is rag picking, in which children as young as 6 years old go through the garbages and collect recyclable materials. They usually wake up in the early morning and carry their heavy loads in a large bag over their shoulder searching through trash. They are not only subjected to labour but also they are not able to get the education that could give a hope to escape from this and build a better future.
The government is working on child labour various and laws are being implemented and various NGOs like GiveIndia, BBA(Bachpan Bachao Andolan), CRY(child rights and you), are working for the welfare of street children but there are more efforts are needed to vanish this evil thing that spread into the whole country.
Each one of us can work for their welfare if we have that eager desire to do something for them, there are several schemes of NGOs who needs people as a volunteer to support them for the enhancement of street children.