Images of India : Child Labour – 33 Million Children Still Suffer…

Child-LabourMore than a decade after the International Labour Organisation first observed the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12 to highlight the plight of working children and create awareness about the issue, condition of children in India remains distressing. India has nearly 33 million children working as child labourers, out of which over 20% work under hazardous conditions. According to statistics, out of every 100 children only 32 finish school, 1 in 4 children of school-going age is out of school. Every 8 minutes, a child goes missing in India. 1 in every 3 child brides in the world is a girl in India. Health indicators of children remain among the worst in the world. Only half of the infants born are fully immunised, nearly 850,000 children are estimated to die before their first birthday.