Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Child labour

In the rat-hole mines of Meghalaya, only children can enter to extract coal. Children are best suited for carrying out artificial pollination in the BT cotton fields of north Gujarat. Falling sex ratios in Haryana and Punjab have created a demand for brides children sold off by their parents for a paltry sum of Rs 15,000 in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal to produce male heirs. All across India, the utility of child labour is high and so is its demand. These are excerpts of a documented field survey on child labour of the National Commission for Protection of Child ...