Solution Of Child Labour

India has the largest number of children employed than any other country in the world .According to the government of India , 179 million children  in the 6- 14 age group do not go to school and are engaged in some occupation or other .80% of the children work in hazardous conditions .


A large number of children work in cottage industries and houses .Poverty has often been cited  as the reason for child labour in India.

Solutions to avoid Child Labour :-

1) Increased family incomes .


2) Education - That helps children learn skills that will help them earn a living .
Children need to learn how to read and write. They need social and professional skills that only school and a nurturing environment can provide.Some countries have compulsory schooling and some provide free public schooling. However, in many countries, particularly for those where structural adjustment lending has led to the privatization of schools-the cost of teaching, books,and uniforms makes it impossible for children to get an education.

3) Social Services - That helps children and families survive crises such as diseases or loss of home and shelter.

4) Family Control or Fertility - So that families are not burdened by children. 

5) Eliminate poverty -
Boycotting is not the solution because it forces children, who otherwise have no specific training,to quit their jobs and return to the streets or to more dangerous activities.

6) Enforce labour laws -
Most countries have laws against child labour; however, some governments support child labour (regardless of existing laws) as a way of gaining a competitive market advantage.Preventing children from working is not necessarily the best solution; children may end up in worse situations and their families may become even poorer.

7) Abolish child trafficking -
Everywhere in the world, there are adults who earn a living by buying and selling children. The governments of all countries must take harsh measures against child trafficking.

8) Promote fair trade
Fair trade practices guarantee a fair price to small-scale producers. In 44 developing countries, fair trade helps keep 550 co-operatives in business. These co-operatives consequently provide goods to 5 million people and often reinvest profits in the community, where the money is used to build schools, medical clinics, wells, etc.

9) Replace child workers by adult workers -
There are 800 million unemployed adults in the world; and yet, the number of working children is estimated to be at over 300 million.

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