Short Paragraph on the Child Labour – Sample Paragraph on Child Labour for School and College Students
Article 39 of the Constitution mandates that the State makes sure that children of tender age are not forced to work. However, we still see children working. It must, however, be kept in mind that the guarantee against child labour should not cut into a child’s right to work for his or her livelihood because India is inhabited by a very large number of poor people, who might not be able to provide for their children. In this situation the only way open for a child is to work and earn his own livelihood. If even that right is taken away, a poor child would be left to starve unless, of course, the government can provide for the support and education of such children. Children in India are already banned from working in factories, mines and other perilous jobs. Now, by the latest amendment in the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, implemented from 10th October, 2006, a country-wide ban is imposed on children below 14, working as domestic help or in the hospitality sector.