5 Steps on how to stop child labour in India

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As per UNESCO, India has the highest number of child labourers in the entire world. Census 2011 puts the number of child labourers in India at 10.13 million in the age group of 5-14 years whereas in there are 22.87 million children in the age group of 15-18 years. Constitution of India clearly bars child labour in hazardous conditions under Article 24. However all the intricacies on child labour are dealt by  the Child Labour (Prohibition and Abolition) Act-1986. Additionally various statutes and the Indian Penal Code, such as the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) of Children Act-2015,  provide a basis in law to identify, prosecute and stop child labour in India. Despite having strong legal framework millions of children are still exploited and violated.


Today we bring to you 5 steps on how to stop child labour. It is duty of every Indian citizen to pledge against this heinous crime and take measures to stop child labour. Perhaps, you can join our platform and make your opinion count and help save millions of children.


             1. Abstain from employing a child as domestic help

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Abstain from employing a child. This is biggest step one can take to curb child labour. In India people tend to employ children as domestic help or for petty works in shops and garages e.g. helper, cleaner etc. As per United Nations development report 40% of domestic help in Mumbai are under-15 girls. A major chunk of child labour works as domestic help. Most of us have a flawed notion of morality and tend to justify employment of children as domestic help by reasoning that we are providing them better life as against what they would have been living at their home. However, it cannot be justified by any argument and in any case.

 2. Report to Police when you see child labour

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Report to the police whenever you witness child labour. In addition to it you can also report to media and various NGOs like Bachpan Bachao  Andolan, Cry , Save the Children which are working for child rights. This will ensure the child being exploited get’s timely help and is rescued.


         3. Counsel the poor who send their children to work

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Counsel the poor who have to employ children to ensure two square meal for the entire family. In our neighborhood or locality we do come across poor people like our maid, milkman, newspaper vendor, plumber, gardener etc who have got their children working instead of being in school. Try to convince them that their vicious cycle of poverty will be broken only when their children are educated and gain a meaningful employment after growing up. Counsel the children as well who are engaged in labour.


   4. Encourage children to take up education instead of work

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Encourage children to take up education instead of work. A child’s mind is highly impressionable. Leave good impressions on it. Encourage him to dream for a better world. Inspire him to study and grab hold of a better life full of dignity and respect that awaits him.


           5.  Donate to organisations fighting against child labour

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Donate to prominent  and credible NGOs like CRY , World Vision , Save the Children , Bachpan Bachao Andolan  and many others to ensure that every single child gets timely help, every single child witnesses the dawn of hope and dusk of exploitation. These organisations also ensure these children take up education instead of work. Additionally, you can also donate and sponsor a child’s education. This will ensure that poor children don’t face financial crunch and complete basic minimum education. 


India continues to suffer from massive poverty and this poverty in turn gives rise to child labour because poor tend to increase the number of hands which can feed them. However, we cannot sacrifice the entire generation of children to poverty while we wait for it to end. It’s time we take oath and devote some time towards such social issues. It’s time we secure the rights of these children who are the future of India.These issues need to be solved first so that India prospers and develops.This is why we built Swipe, where your opinion, voice and vote matter. Download our free app and make a difference – share your opinion, vote, and ask questions.

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Akshat Jain
4 years 3 months ago

Good educative blog which brings lot of awareness.

4 years 2 months ago

This is quite a horrific issue in our country. I think the advice you give is great. If we stop employing children in the labour force the incentive people have to have so many children will be reduced. Unfortunately, this could also lead to a major burden on the children in the short-term. Its such a frustrating and difficult problem.

devendra tripathi
3 years 8 months ago

Child labour is the biggest problem in India and it must be stop !! Children must go to schools instead of working !! It is their right to be educated !!
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2 years 9 months ago

Yes, because it is a very big problem in india as well as in whole world.

3 years 7 months ago

This is the very big matter of the world. This thing should be abolished in every country

3 years 7 months ago

One of greatest people said ,it is easier pull down then to built . Support and start now from you to stop child labour.

Mohammad Irshad
3 years 6 months ago

Indian government has taken proper Constitutional steps to prevent child labour.

Preetam singh
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah!!!! It’s pleasure for me that when I also get any these kind of opportunity and to give my precious time on these issue and also serving to build my Nation healthy and also in coming year become a super power but without of our effort it’s not possible

Preetam singh
3 years 5 months ago

It is good app which help to aware the people to think about humanity, think about the nation

3 years 29 days ago

it help to students more

3 years 3 months ago

This helped for my son project a lot:)

3 years 2 months ago

Thank you for this information detail blogs. It is very useful and information is effect able.

We all need to help poor people and stop child labour to donate some small amount of money by NGO’s. We (India Helps India) is an NGO, which is working for poor people and stop child labour, child girl and physically challenged people. Join us to help poor people and reduce poverty from India.

2 years 11 months ago

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2 years 28 days ago

Thank you it’s very useful to us

Sahana reddy
2 years 3 days ago

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Sharada Rani
1 year 7 months ago
This blog helped me to complete my work… we live in a society where we send our future generations to work in dangerous places..In India,mostly illitrates send their children for work…Even educated people also recruit children for household chores etc..If anything happens they don’t blame themselves…they blame the people and the government…..Government had introoduced many laws…But the laws are not reaching the poor people…They still send their children for work….To abolish child labour we have to educate our people…We should make them to understand the effect of child labour on children…Let’s support ” child rights ” and the NGO’s which… Read more »