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Moving picture on child labour

J.S. Ifthekhar

Authorities take ILO help to spread awareness


  • Parents who send children to work to be denied benefits of State schemes
  • ILO recently approved a Rs. 3-cr. project for elimination of child labour
  • Number of child labourers put at 25,000



    GRABBING ATTENTION: Authorities plan to put this poster of a child labourer at vantage points to arouse people's consciousness

    Hyderabad : School and education are farthest from her mind. Her immediate task is to scrub clean the utensils around her and get ready for the next chore. A picture of innocence that pulls at heart. Very soon the City will be awash with this moving poster of the cute little girl.

    The district administration is taking the battle for elimination of child labour right into people's hearts. It is going to coax, plead and coerce them to stop robbing the kids of their childhood. And in this Herculean task, the authorities have the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on their side.

    In a change of tact a carrot and stick policy will be adopted. Parents who let their children slog will forfeit benefits accruing from government schemes while those who withdraw the kids from workplace will enjoy them. "We will also put social pressure on families employing children to create awareness," said Hyderabad Collector Arvind Kumar.

    The ILO has recently approved a Rs. 3-crore project for elimination of child labour. During the next three years focussed strategies will be implemented to root out the menace in its entirety. The authorities plan to focus on domestic child labour who are more often bonded child labour. Most of them are acquired from their parents for a pittance and made to slog. The situation of girls is more pathetic as they are often sexually abused by their employers.

    Girls are also preferred as they toil for long hours, eat less and do all kinds of work, it is said.

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