Children who are raised in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual, physical, and emotional development grow up to be responsible citizens who contribute to the growth of society and the economy. Children who are forced to work in hazardous conditions with few opportunities for self-development are more likely to be malnourished and suffer from poor cognitive and behavioral development, premature ageing, physical disabilities, drug addiction, and other problems, all of which contribute to the foundation of child exploitation.
Furthermore, child laborers are either trafficked from their home countries or come from underprivileged backgrounds. They are unprotected, and their employers have unlimited authority over them. Children are compelled to work long hours for pennies on the dollar or for no pay at all. Their employers frequently mistreat such children. All of these factors can have a negative impact on a child’s mental and physical health.
Child labour is commonly found in India in garment factories, brick kilns, building sites, carpet weaving, mining, agriculture, fisheries, hospitality (tea stalls), domestic service, and other industries. Bonded work, prostitution, drug trafficking, and other forms of child labor are among the worst.
Poverty: In India, poverty is one of the main causes of child labor. Due to a lack of resources, parents must rely on their children to assist them both within and outside the home. These youngsters are obliged to drop out of school in order to support their parents and provide social security in their later years. Children become locked in the intergenerational foundation of child exploitation when they are not permitted to seek learning and skill development opportunities that would enable them to attain a suitable career in the future.
Unemployment: Unemployment is a major source of child labor in India, particularly owing to natural disasters, pandemics, conflicts, and war. Children are forced to work and support the rest of their family as a result of natural disasters or the death of a parent.
Debt: Debt leads to bonded work, which is the worst kind of child labor. Children are frequently made to work for years or until the debt is paid off at the employer’s home. Debt and exploitation are typically passed down through generations.
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eradicating the variables that contribute to the foundation of child exploitation’s foundation in our country’s future As a result, they place a high value on an atmosphere that promotes learning, development, and progress. Child labor remains a barrier that prevents thousands of children across India from having a safe and healthy childhood even after decades of independence. We must concentrate on grassroots initiatives to engage communities against child labour and ensure that children are reintegrated into the educational system. Only by putting our knowledge and laws into action will we be able to eliminate child labor.