International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part F (2017)
Child labour as an economic problem in India
Children in Indian society has always been a topic less spoken or discussed. The reasons of the same can be traced back to the socio-cultural background of the country. In the world children are taken as the greatest gift to humanity. Childhood is an important stage of human development as it holds the potential to the future of any society. Children who are brought up in an environment which is helpful to their intellectual, physical and social development will go on to be responsible and productive part of the society. Thus every society links its future to the present status of its children. Today child has been defined differently by different agencies as per their view and there is a very large gap and contradiction in these definitions. This paper attempts to give a brief overview of the magnitude of the issue from an Indian perspective. Some suggestions collected by the author, from academicians and also from the policy and plan documents about the way of eradicating the problems, are summarised in the paper. In the end the outline of the plan and strategies as identified are also given with author’s suggestions. The paper identifies that a lot of policy plans have been worked but there is an urgent need for a social movement for this issue to really get addressed and resolved.
How to cite this article:
Arshid Ahmad Dar, Manzoor Ahmad Sofi, Muhammad Ashraf Najar, Suraya Yousuf. Child labour as an economic problem in India. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):382-384.