THE CHANGING FACE OF CHILD LABOUR AND COVID-19 IN INDIA

Authors

Sanjoy Das, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science M.U.C.Women’s College Purba Bardhaman -713104, West Bengal.

Abstract

Child labour is a complex problem basically rooted in poverty. Child labour is a frontline concern in India, as early into labour market at formative stage of life does mean absconding from proper schooling leading to loss of future scope of better livelihood. And at the same time the nation bear the deadly consequences of this curse of the socity. Children under fourteen comprise 3.6 per cent of the total labour force in India. Nearly eighty-five percent are engaged in the traditional agriculture sector, less than nine per cent in manufacturing and 0.8 per cent are in factories. Now a days with this pandamic condition child labour gets more increased and various challenges that have emerged due to this problem.