Child labour is one of the major concerns of this world. Underage children making money to support the whole family is called “Child Labour”. This is now the biggest concern for whole world as children is the future of nation and if a child’s future is healthy, safe and secure then automatically nation’s future will be bright and successful.
Child Labour is against the law and has consequences.
Child labour is very harmful for young ones in relation to their physical, moral and mental development. Though many reasons are there for child slavery or child trafficking but survey says that main cause of child labour is the high level of poverty and lack of access to good education. Development of the country is directly affected by this crime and child labour is a big reason of under-development of the country. A financially developed country provides all circumstances to its citizens that can help in making their new generations educated and healthy.
In India, many organizations are working on preventing this evil child labour but still it is growing in many illegal, unauthorized industries and some legal companies too. These organizations are of both types, hazardous and non hazardous. According to “The Child’s Labour Prohibition and regulation act”, made in 1986, an age criterion for child in hazardous fields is fewer than 14 and non hazardous is under 17.
India is the 2nd most populated country in the world with around 40% children under age 18 in which half of the total number are engaged in this crime of child labour. A huge number of poor parents are still not aware of the disadvantages of child labour that affects their children in terms of their education, health, physical, mental and social growth.