Is stopping CHILD LABOR is enough?

Child Labor and exploitation has emerged as one of the biggest problem in INDIA> Government too has put its efforts to STOP it. But what I've noticed is that some or many children live better while doing labor jobs. Please excuse me, I'm not at all in favor of CHILD LABOR but, it is being seen that... View More

0 318 Views | Posted 2011-10-23 14:07:04
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-30 15:53:15
    aru.chopra yes apart from various campaigns and banners every individual has to himself take some initiative, like boycotting the dhabas or restaurants where we see child labour, this will surely create an impact on eliminating child labour.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-30 15:24:05
    aru.chopra strict measures along with accountability will surely help to reduce child labour, for complete eradication of this social evil mass awareness is a must.
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    aru chopra | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-30 14:53:07
    It is important to remember that the problem won't disappear by just introducing a ban, rather strict implementation of the measures would help.
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    AZHAGIYA MANAVALAN.N N

    2012-01-27 22:06:41
    Still there are child labours in hotel!Even in our college hostel , there are child labours working in canteen!If this continues India will still be"Illiterate India".Government is acting as active,but really "Are they active?"
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    Vineet Raj Kapoor | Guide-Level 12

    2012-01-27 17:24:12
    I shall repeat again. No point stopping child labor unless it is replaced by child education. And actually i'd prefer child labor only be allowed to children who attend school. i.e. deny it to children who refuse to go to school. this would deny parents to send children to beg instead of going to school, while retaining the right of the child to work if he agrees to attend school. (well rest things can be worked out once this is broadly accepted)
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    Gopal Sharma | Contributor-Level 6

    2012-01-27 16:32:36
    Nikhlesh Mathur sir, Arvind Joshi245 sir, Neelu Kapoor mam have given their points and I appreciate them! Last month, I read some part of a book with the title SUBSIDIES IN INDIA. What the Govt. is spending for the poor people is a very large amount of our total annual budget. But the problem is that if Rs.100 are sent by the Govt. (either Center or State), less than 10% or in in some cases less than 5% (in UP for example) reaches the poor. So, the implementation of the Laws is not precisely done, for sure. But, saying that the implementation of the law is the only problem, then I should say it is a completely wrong perception. Today when Gov... view more
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    Gopal Sharma | Contributor-Level 6

    2012-01-27 16:15:49
    Thanks for the invite Gautam Joshi.
    Well, the term Child labour is an unfortunate chapter in our TEXT BOOK OF INDIA. When I was in my 9th class, I crammed the factors responsible for Child Labour. And one of the point I remember now is that the children are seen as HELPING and EARNING HANDS by the Poor people, thus, they are far away from the Family Plannings.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-25 16:44:09
    Child labour is a stigma, and every possible step should be taken to remove it.
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    Gomati Dittakavi | Contributor-Level 10

    2012-01-23 11:40:16
    I've been with development sector for the past 15 years and have been working with children and i'd like to know what exactly the term child labour mean? Yes, if a child is working and earning and yet managing to attend his/her school and able to manage both then whats wrong in doing so? I know many families who work in factories, who sell vegetables and yest are spending considerable amount of time in learning. Its another thing that they do not get enough support from the teachers and when this happens they do drop out .but working is not wrong as far as they are not working in hazardous conditions and enjoying their work.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-23 09:48:11
    Gautam Joshi thanks for the appreciation,this issue of Child Labour is a universal problem, the only place for children to do hard work is their school.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 15:50:25
    I would request Priya to share their valuable opinion.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 15:49:08
    The basic reason why parents force their children to shun school and work, is their financial conditions, illiteracy.So if some thing is done to remove poverty and increase literacy rates, then this would automatically lead to downfall in child labours.
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    anjani jha jha | Guide-Level 12

    2012-01-21 14:18:20
    India continues to host the largest number of child labourers in the world today. According to the Census 2001, there were 12.7 million economically active children in the age-group of 5-14 years. The number was 11. 3 million during 1991 (Population Census) thus showing an increase in the number of child labourers. Workers in general are classified into main and marginal workers by the population census. Census data shows that there is a decline in the absolute number as well the percentage of children (5-14) to total population in that age group, classified as main workers from 4.3 percent in 1991 to 2.3 percent in 2001. But there was a sub... view more
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    aru chopra | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:49:06
    Adding more to it, employers should stop hiring children. Those children who are working should be taken out of work, rehabilitated and brought into school.
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    aru chopra | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:48:07
    One of the worst forms of child labor: domestic work, is widespread. Stopping the same may not serve to be a right option rather strict measures should be adopted to put an "END" to it.
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    Goutam Chatterjee | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:44:37
    Thanx @Gautam Joshi for the invite. This discussion is raging for the past two months and @Gautam has kept it alive by more invites, indicates, he is still in search for some idealistic conclusion. I will try but then the very first two posts by @Gautam Joshi and @Arvind Joshi have shown the way to a pragmatic conclusion to this debate. I will come it through a little circuitous route.What is our biggest problem? Population? No, the bad population, the uneducated ones. Being a labor is not bad now a days with minimum payments guaranteed, big construction companies providing creche facility, workman compensation insurance and safety standards ... view more
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:34:06
    Dr.Goutam Chatterjee anjani jha
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:32:13
    request all the experts like Nikhlesh Mathur Arvind Joshi245 arun dev aru.chopra Govind_S Gomtis Corner Excel @Dr.Goutam Chatterjee @anjani jha Excel Manmeet Kaur50173 BMTY and all the other experts and community members to participate and share their views
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    Nikhlesh Mathur | Guide-Level 14

    2012-01-21 13:30:56
    The question floated here is that "Is stopping CHILD LABOR is enough?". My simple answer to this is an Emphatic NO. The reason for this answer is that it would prevent earnings for the child's family. When we speak of child labour why do we perceive only the children who are in the streets or in the road-side dhabas & small kiosks. Let us start from the highest paid child labour services. I think movies & Advertisent world are the best example of this. Can you ban a child working in movies or in advertisments? They are also not studying, rather improving their skills in acting and making them known. So why only a child washing plates in a lo... view more
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2012-01-21 13:27:46
    Even I too agree with the above comments! Simply making laws is not enough, we also need to implement them!! Also, as narrated by Gautam Joshi about Bheekhu, I think that it was good that the relevant authorities acted on the situation, but then I feel that the final decision should have rested with Bheekhu. If he was happy working and staying there, then the authorities could have allowed him to work there and what best they could have done is that they could have sent their officials to check Bheekhu every month rather than depriving him of FOOD and SHELTER strait away!

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