Child labourers are posing a grave problem before India. When children below sixteen years are employed in factories, hotels, restaurants, tea-stalls and motor garages, they can be labelled as child labourers. It is the extreme poverty of parents that leads children to earn at a minor age. The illiteracy of parents are also responsible for this evil. Children are paid low wages and the heinous (91) opportunism of employers leads to the employment of children. The government is indifferent to this problem and common people lack awareness in guarding against this social crime.

For the solution of this problem we need a thorough economic reform and the spread of literacy. It is essential to wipe out this shameful practice still prevalent in our country. Strict laws should be framed against the employment of child labour. Finally, people should be made aware of this evil through the launching of mass awareness programme.

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