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Tag: Child Labour

Workshop On Child Labour
No To Child Labour: Odisha Govt's Message To The Public

Keeping in mind the increasing job losses and closure of schools during the COVID lockdown, the Labour & ESI Department of Odisha government conducted a child labour awareness workshop in Koraput on Saturday.

NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour
NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour

The Commission noted that in 1992 India had ratified the UN Convention for Rights of Child; the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the year 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, which necessitates calling for reports from all states and union territories.

Boy Seen Carrying Liquor Orders In Sundargarh's Koira
A Little Shoulder That Carries Liquor Bottles Instead Of School Bag!

The little shoulder that should carry a school bag to build a bright future for itself, the country and state is now carrying bag containing full of liquor bottles. A scene like this seems like a tight slap to the very fundamental rights of people and also questions the dozens of initiatives of the government which claims of spending crores of rupees to provide free education for all.

138 Child Labourers Rescued From Surat By Raj-Guj Teams

Surat: A team of the Rajasthan and Gujarat child rights commissions, the former’s anti-human trafficking unit and an NGO jointly rescued 138 children in the 10-16 age group from Surat on Sunday, officials said. These children were brought from Rajasthan to work in the city’s textile sector, hotels and as domestic workers, they said. The […]

Five Children From Bihar Engaged In Selling 'Pani Puri' In Odisha Rescued

Bhubaneswar: As many as five children working as labourers were rescued by the officials of Bhubaneswar Childline from Balipatana area of Khurda district on Saturday. Sources said all the children hail from Samastipur district of Bihar and were engaged as labourers to sell ‘Pani Puri’ in different places in Balipatana area. Acting on a tip-off, […]

Will Eliminate Child Labour In Odisha By 2025: Labour Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Asserting stern action against offenders, Labour Commissioner Niranjan Sahoo today said that the department has set a target to completely eradicate child labour from Odisha by 2025. On World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse today, the State Labour Department in collaboration with PECUC (People’s Cultural Centre), took out a walkathon from Ram Mandir […]

26 child labourers from Odisha, MP & Jharkhand rescued from Parle-G plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Bhubaneswar: Twenty-six child labourers were rescued from the plant of popular biscuit brand Parle-G here, police said Saturday. A government task force on child labour had received a tip-off that minors were employed at Parle-G factory in Amasivni area, said Vidhansabha Police Station House Officer (SHO) Ashwani Rathore. The task force raided the factory Friday […]

26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory

Raipur: The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday. “Under the direction of District Collector, we carried out an operation and rescued 26 children from Parle-G biscuit factory,” Navneet Swarnkar, District Child […]

Stokes bats for ending child labour in Jaipur

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have extended their support towards ending child labour, one of the key projects of the British Asian Trust (BAT) in the capital city of Rajasthan, according to a statement on Wednesday. The Child Labour-Free Jaipur Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership set up with the support of the […]

22 children rescued while being trafficked to outside State

Malkangiri: As many as 22 minors including girls were rescued by the Childline officials while allegedly being trafficked to outside the State in Malkangiri district on Thursday. All the children belonged to Kurumapali village under Mathili block in the district, reports said. Acting on a tip off, officials of the Malkangiri Childline intercepted three vehicles […]

Three Odia minor boys detained, tortured in Tamil Nadu

Bolangir: Three minor boys from Rahenmal village under Gudvella block in Bolangir, who had gone to Tamil Nadu for work, have been allegedly tortured and detained illegally by some unidentified miscreants. The matter came to light after three other teenagers somehow managed to escape from the clutches of the unknown persons and narrated the ordeal […]

Minor girl in Odisha sold off for Rs 50,000 to govt official

Cuttack/Balasore: An 11-year-old girl was rescued from the house of a sales tax officer in Cuttack today after it was alleged that the minor was sold off by a woman for Rs 50000. One social activist from Balasore, Biswajeet Ghosh alleged that the minor girl is the daughter of one Baidhar Singh of Sambalpur and […]

Child Protection official in trouble for engaging minor as domestic help

Bhubaneswar: An eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly working as a domestic help in the house of Anuradha Nayak, an official at Angul District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), was rescued from the Bhubaneswar Railway Station here last night. Nayak works as a Protection Officer (Institutional Care) at the Angul DCPU. As per sources, Child Line and […]

Let’s Ignite hope: Pictures of neglect & need underline stark reality

Bhubaneswar: Sights of children working in eateries, mills and construction sites are commonplace. At an age when they should be the harbingers of hope for a better future, their wings get clipped with the burden of running a family. They work and slog to make both ends meet.  These slices of life have been translated […]

Positives emerge from project to curb child labour in tobacco farming

New Delhi: A project to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of child labour by tobacco growers has had a positive fallout — a significant improvement in school attendance. The project, “Prevention of Child labour and Rural Development in Tobacco Growing Villages of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka”, is focused on development of school infrastructure, income-generation […]

Delhi Police, CRY join hands against child labour, missing children

New Delhi: On World Day Against Child Labour on Monday, the Delhi Police joined hands with an NGO to solve cases of missing children and to fight child labour, a senior police official said. “Delhi Police have decided to share information with Child Rights and You (CRY) to locate missing children and also to conduct […]

Odisha to be child labour-free by 2025; task force soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Women and Child Welfare Minister Prafulla Samal today said Odisha would be free of child labour by 2025 and a task force would be formed soon to rescue the children who are victims of trafficking for bonded or forced labour. Speaking on the sidelines of an event organised on the occasion of World Day […]

Mayurbhanj collector withholds salary of staff

Baripada: After the poor response from some offices in Mayurbhanj district on submission of a declaration saying their staffs are not involved in employing child labour, Collector Rajesh Prabhakar Patil has asked the district treasury office not to allow the concerned offices to draw salary of their staff for this month. Talking to newsmen, Patil […]

Cabinet approves amendments to child labour act

New Delhi: The government on today approved amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill which prohibits employment of children under 14 years in all occupations. “However, the prohibition will not apply if a child is helping his family or family enterprise, which is other than any hazardous occupation or process, after his […]

Kids raise voice on child labour through paintings

Children from around 600 schools participated in a painting competition held at the Indira Gandhi Park here today to voice their concern on a sensitive issue like child labour

Child Labour
NHRC seeks report from Ktka, Odisha on child labour incident

NHRC asks report from Karnataka and Odisha govts on child labourer torture incident