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CONTENTS:- Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Meaning and Magnitude of Child Labour; 2. Analysis of Child Labour in India; 3. Problems of Child Labour; 4. Socio-Economic Conditions of Child Labour; 5. Child Labour and the Law; 6. Measures for eradication of Child Labour;
Children are the future of the society. Every Child. Has a right to enjoy its childhood. It is the mandatory job of the government to take all possible steps to pot an end to the problem of child labour. It is the obligation of every generation to brig up children who will be citizens of tomorrow in a proper way. Today's children will be leaders of tomorrow who will hold the country's banner high ad maintain the prestige of the nation. If the government of India commits itself towards combating the problem of child labour, then it is sure that the children of India who at present have engaged themselves in long hours of work would enable to breathe the joy of freedom. The prevalence of child labour is a bolt on the conscience of society. It harms not lonely the present generation but also the posterity. If one conceives the idea of a child labour it brings before the eyes the picture of exploitation of little, physically tender, illiterate and under-nourished children working in hazardous occupation and unhealthy conditions. The problems off child labour is such that it can hardly be legislated away as its roots lie in abject poverty and backwardness of the society. As the problem of child labour is a global phenomenon, legislation and acts of ratification are important. Yet the future of children would not be secured unless their rights are clearly identified, redefined and restored. All children must be given an opportunity for development. The idea that children have special needs has given way top the conviction that they have rights such as civil, political, social, cultural and economic like adults have. This book will be useful not only to those who are interested in the study and understanding of child labour but also the perspectives provided may be of considerable help to the students of social science, judges, academicians, politicians and others, interested in studying the growing problems of child labour.