March 27, 2017
Mumtaz Sanghamita asks a Supplementary Question on child labour
Thank you, Madam, for allowing me. My question is about rehabilitation under this programme. Services like schooling and mid-day meals is there. The Minister, as well as other members, have talked about the problem. It is poverty.
There are some residential schools. But most of them are under NGOs. Has the government taken any initiatives to set up residential schools? If not, are they thinking of doing that? Otherwise when they come back to their homes, their parents will again put them back to the working bases.
As per as my constituency is concerned, there are three schools in Bardhaman and two in Durgapur-Panagarh; those are all run by NGOs and are up to the primary level only. They should be up to the eighth standard so that after that they can have some skill development programmes over there.