News Analysis - Child Labor


Child Labor

  • Child Labor Law Becomes Active (October 10, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cajoled, threatened, and entreated the nation to “stop employing children as workers and actively encourage them to join schools” and that “Firm action will be taken against those violating the law.”

  • Child Labor Targets Missed, Enforcement Tightened (September 22, 2006)
    Karnataka, home to India’s Silicon Valley, has said that it will most likely miss child labor targets but has promised that the new federal law aiming to curtail this inhuman practice will be enforced strictly and more vigor

  • Restrictive Child Labor Bill Passed (August 07, 2006)
    Through the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986, the Government warned of prosecution and penal action for the employment of children but child labor activists criticize the legislation as inadequate that could drive children to worse situations. .

  • Bihar Amends Child Labor Law (June 26, 2006)
    Responding to Supreme Court ordering ban on all forms of child labor, Bihar has banned employment of children below the age of 14 in the State’s shops, establishments, and businesses by amending the Bihar Shops and Establishments Act.<More>

  • Cotton Industry Tries to End Child Labor (June 19, 2006)
    Several stakeholders in the cotton industry came together in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh to end the employment of an estimated 21,000 children in cottonseed production farms.<More>

  • End of Child Labor in Sight (May 5, 2006)
    The International Labor Organization (ILO) said that the number of child laborers world over fell by 11% from 246 million in 2000 to 218 million in 2004 leading it predict that "the end of child labor is within our reach.<More>

  • Maharashtra Bill to Curb Child Labor (February 17, 2006)
    A high-power Committee in Maharashtra recommended that the state make child labor a non-bailable (NB) crime.<More>

  • SC Asks States to Protect Childs’ Rights (February 04, 2006)
    Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) the Supreme Court (SC) has asked all Indian states and Union Territories to provide information on enforcement details of child labor abolition for children aged 6-14.<More>

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