Sharing this info in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Union minister of ladies and child improvement Smriti Zubin Irani knowledgeable that 13,271 child labourers had been rescued and rehabilitated from throughout the nation final yr. As many as 8,566 child labourers have been rescued and mainstreamed in Punjab from 2017-18 to 2021-22.
Over 2.24 lakh child labourers have been rescued and mainstreamed in these 18 states in the final 5 years. Besides Punjab, the authorities rescued 2,586 child labourers from Tamil Nadu final yr, 2,237 from Madhya Pradesh and a pair of,110 from Maharashtra. As per the info shared by the Union minister, in 2018-19 the authorities had final rescued 171 child labourers from Haryana.
These 18 states the place rescue operations had been carried out didn’t embody the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.
The minister additionally knowledgeable that the federal government is pursuing a multi-pronged technique to eradicate child labour and brought complete measures which embody legislative measures, rehabilitation technique, offering proper of free training and common socio-economic improvement in order to eradicate the incidence of child labour.
The authorities has enacted the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016, which got here into drive with impact from September 1, 2016. The NCLP scheme for rehabilitation of child labour which has now been subsumed underneath Samagara Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme can also be being applied.
The NCPCR has taken cognisance that Akshay Tritiya or Akha Teej is well known in varied elements of India as a day of excellent fortune and numerous child marriages are solemnised on today in varied states. It has requested principal secretaries of ladies and child improvement division of twenty-two states and UTs, vide a letter on April 7 this yr, to direct district magistrates, child marriage prohibition officers of all districts to conduct actions similar to consciousness programmes at village, panchayat, block, city, ward, zila tehsil stage; conduct conferences concerning consciousness programmes on child marriage with child improvement undertaking officers, child welfare committees, child welfare safety officers, anganwadi workers and non secular clergymen.
The NCPCR has additionally taken cognisance underneath part 13(1)(j) of Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 on the complaints obtained on child labour and taking motion on these instances to make sure that the kids get compensation that they’re entitled to and are rehabilitated and repatriated to their native states.