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Tirupur: The National Child Labour Project (NCLP) will constitute special teams in each of the 21 village panchayats under Tirupur block and in (Tirupur) Corporation to eradicate child labour in the region before 2010 end, according to D. Vijayakumar, project director, NCLP.Monitoring system
He told this to The Hindu after conducting a child labour monitoring system organised by NCLP here recently. Mr Vijayakumar said that the special teams would comprise representatives of NCLP, Continuing Education Programme and self-help groups, government officials, presidents of respective village panchayats.
The teams would carry out door-to-door campaign to enthuse the non-school going and drop out children to enroll themselves in mainstream education.
The members would also educate the parents on the ill-effects of sending their children to workplaces before they had even crossed the teenage.600 workers identified
Mr. Vijayakumar said that steps were being taken to rehabilitate the 600 child workers enumerated recently during a census by NCLP and NSS workers in Tirupur Corporation and surrounding municipalities and village panchayats, very soon.Regular schools
Those children would be either enrolled into special schools run by NCLP or in regular schools.
Presidents of Aandipalayam, Veerapandi and Mangalam village panchayats and representatives of Nehru Yuva Kendra and women belonging to SHGs, attended the training.
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