Child labour is the universal problem but India is sadly the home to the largest number of child labourers in the world. Child labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on part or time basis. Poverty and lack of social security are the main causes of child labor in India. The increasing gap between the rich and the poor.
The causes of child labors are similar to any other country, though with many singularities. Everyone agrees that child labour is a plague but most families know they don’t have much choice: not putting a child to work means there won’t be enough food on the table for everyone.
One of the main reasons child labor in India is poverty. Parents sell their children so they can have enough money to live. The effects of child labour in India can be very dangerous to an underage worker.
All the policies and programmes of government conform to its commitment which focuses on eradication of child labour. Enforcement is the key aspect that is lacking in the government’s effort. The government and those responsible for the enforcement need to do their jobs sincerely.
Child labour is economically unsound, psychologically disastrous and ethically wrong. It should be strictly banned. The general improvement in socio-economic conditions of people will result in gradual elimination of child labour.