Child labour is one of the burning issues in the world that needs our attention. It refers to the employment of children in work that is harmful to their physical and mental development. One of the major factors contributing to child labour is poverty. Families living in poverty often rely on their children to supplement their income, which forces the children into labour. This deprives them of their right to education and puts them at risk of physical and mental exploitation. Child labour persists in various industries, including agriculture, domestic work, and the garment industry.
According to recent studies, India has the largest number of child labourers in the world, with 10.1 million children aged 5-14 engaged in various forms of work. It is crucial for the government, NGOs, and individuals to work together to eliminate child labour and protect the well-being of these young individuals and secure their future.