India, being a developing country, has a long history of seeking to eradicate exploitation of working children through its various legislations and there are clear provisions both in the Directive Principles of State Policy and in the Articles relating to Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
Today, schemes aimed at eradicating child labor seek to ensure a healthy childhood that can contribute towards the building of social and human capital. This is a welfare measure, which attempts to make these processes socially and environmentally friendly. The prevailing approach to the eradication of child labour is an example of this kind of welfarism. Since no development endeavor can overlook the claims of the child, there is every likelihood that the child may gain by a focus on human development.
The objective of the book is to highlight on the problems of child labour, welfare and protection including rights. The book also includes international and domestics efforts towards reducing exploitation of working children. This book would prove useful to the general, public, legal professionals researchers ad all students, interested in the study of child labour and protection.