June 12, 2018
Bengal leads among States in decrease in crimes related to child labour
Bengal is leading the country in eradicating the instances of child labour. Over the last three years, only in Bengal has there been an appreciative decrease in crimes related to child labour. This fact came out in a report presented by the concerned Union Minister in Parliament on March 27.
The State-wise list of the number of crimes concerned with child labour from 2014 to 2016 was presented, according to which, during this period, the law has been moved against only 42 people in Bengal.
Significantly too, during the above-mentioned period, there have been 1,131 operations in the State to rescue children illegally engaged in labour.