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To check the menace of child labour, Assam Labour Minister Pallab Lochan Das today suggested in the Assembly that affidavits of candidates in elections should mention whether he or she had employed any child labour.
"Can we give an undertaking in our poll affidavits that there is no child labour in our homes? I think we all can give that. If we make it a provision that all officials, contractors, businessmen give such undertakings, the problem of child labour can be minimised," Das said.
Raising the issue in the House, BJP MLA Gurujyoti Das claimed that 99,511 child labours were there in the state as per 2011 census.
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