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15 child labourers rescued in Chhattisgarh

Fifteen child labourers were rescued from Chhattisgarh's Sarguja district by a special task force, officials said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 18:25 IST

Fifteen child labourers were rescued from Chhattisgarh's Sarguja district by a special task force, officials said on Wednesday.

Labour Department task force personnel conducted raids on brick-kilns, sweet shops, roadside eateries and hotels yesterday and freed the under-age workers, they said, adding these establishments would face action under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

The state government has set up a special task force in each district to rescue bonded child labourers.

The tribal-dominated state has 244 schools for child labourers, where 13,000 children are studying, they added.