World to observe Anti-Child Labour Day tomorrow

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Mumbai, Jun 11 (UNI) The Anti-Child Labour Day will be observed tomorrow, an occasion to re-look at the child-labour scenario globally.

There are bans in certain industries employing child labour, yet this is not enough and fails to deliver the expected results, a release issued by Child Rights And You (CRY) said.

''India has been independent for 60 years and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986, together with all other legislations, covers only 15 per cent of the total child labour population in the country keeping out sectors like agriculture that employs close to 80 per cent of child labour,'' the release said.

The need of the hour is to recognise that child labour is a manifestation of poverty and inequity in society. This is the root cause and unless tackled, the numbers will keep growing, the release said.

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