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?Check population growth to end child labour?

india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 14:11 IST

GOVERNOR DR Balram Jakhar on Wednesday said people who are unable to bring up their children properly do not have the right to have more children.

He made this observation while addressing a three-day workshop of education officers of INDUS project being implemented by India and America jointly for the welfare of child labourers 

The Governor observed that poverty is the main reason behind prevailing trend of child labour in the society. There is an urgent need to put a check on growth in population to eradicate the child labour.

Deputy director, Central Labour Education Board, K S Aroomugam delivered the welcome address. Coordinator of International Labour Organisation Gayatri informed that INDUS project is being implementing in 21 districts of country’s five selected states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Damoh and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh are covered under the project.

Director, Central Labour Education Board, V Parmeshwarn said that the children are comparatively cheaper as labours and they are not aware of their rights. That is why the practice of child labour is thriving in the country.

Regional Director of the Board, M S Khan proposed the vote of thanks. Principal Secretary, Labour Rakesh Bansal was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Dr Jakhar inaugurated the workshop by lighting a lamp. A documentary film on child labour, directed by the noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal, was screened.