According to the Child Rights and You (CRY) report, over 8 lakh children in India between the age group 5 and 6 years are engaged in child labor. A large percentage, over 5 lakh of these children do not attend school. The majority of these kids are engaged in family-based employments.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 2,50,672 children engaged in labor, followed by Bihar with 1,28,087 children and Maharashtra where the number stands at 82,847. The report has outlined that reach of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which was introduced with the intent of providing a strong base to these children, is quite limited as it covers only 50% percent of this population.
Takeaways from Above News-
- Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was Launched on October 2, 1975, by Government of India.
- Its Objective is to provide food, organization preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.
- CRY is an organization working to restore child rights in India.
- It was founded in the year 1979 by Rippan Kapur.
Source- Hindustan Times