Despite Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, there are 10.1 million working children between the age of 5 to 14 in India.
In India, the problem of Child Labour continues to pose a challenge before our government. With very little or no exposure and access to education, children are often left in the lurch, with no choice but to start working. As per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, amended in 2016, it is a cognizable criminal offense to employ a Child for any work, yet there are 10.1 million working children between the age of 5 to 14 in India.
As we speak, there are thousands of others who are giving up on basic education and their dreams. Poverty, being one of the major causes, acting as a push factor.
Video by Community Correspondent Amit Kumar Mishra.
The Community Correspondent (CC) Harishankar reports that 35 families had their job cards made 10 years ago and due to non - renewal of these cards, they are not getting any MGNREGA jobs.
The issue in Shyampur village under Jalalpur Block is that a few villagers started working without the job card, all in good faith, with the assurance that they will be given the job card soon and they will be paid without the job card.