Thanks for your participation and the concern for the child labour.
I am giving below some recent data regarding the same. Hope it will highlight the gravity of the problem and the injustice caused to a large number of children of our age who are forced to work due to one or the other reason.
1) One in every 11 children in India is working.
2) 80% of working children are based in rural areas and three out of four of these children work in agriculture, as cultivators or in household industries, most of which are home-based employments.
3) More than half of the 5.5 million working children in India are concentrated in five states—Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
4) Adolescents doing hazardous work form 20.7% of those employed in this age group.
5) Adolescents between 15 and 17 years of age doing hazardous work form 62.8% of the overall child labour population.
6) 56% of the working adolescents are no longer studying. And 70% of those in hazardous conditions are not studying.
7) More boys (38.7 million) than girls (8.8 million) are involved in hazardous work.
8) While the incidence of hazardous work among adolescents is highest in Nicaragua, the number of adolescents in hazardous work is greatest in India (2.4 million).
Source: International Labour Organization’s World Report on Child Labour 2015