CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction and design of the study; 2. Review of Literature; 3. Socio-Demographic Profile of Working; 4. Levels of Exploitation; 5. Laws Relating of child Labour; 6. Health Problems; 7. Conclusion;
Child labour is a symptom of poverty, unemployment, population explosion, low income of parents and illiteracy. Child Labour is normally found in unorganized sectors where children are highly vulnerable to various forms of exploitations. Unfortunately, India has a largest number of the worlds working children. An attempt has been made in this book to highlight how the children engaged in beediworks (Home based sector) are deprived of their primary education and other childhood activities. Further, this book provides a detailed insights relating to their working and living conditions, exploitations, harassment, denial of basic rights, health hazards and legal interventions. It recommends that government should enforce compulsory primary education to root out this problem. It also emphasizes that the parents should be prepared to sacrifice their life for the betterment of their children.