Trace It And Curb It: Kerala Govt Sets Up New Body To Fight Against Child Labour

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

December 28th, 2017 / 6:19 PM

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle | Image Source: The News Minute

Four districts in Kerala – Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam – have set up a Child Rescue Force in an effort to curb child abuse, including child trafficking, child labour and beggary in the state. This initiative is in line with ‘Óperation Sharana Balyam’, a programme launched to prevent child labour during Sabarimala pilgrimage, reports Deccan Chronicle. The Child Rescue Force will work under District Child Protection Units (DCPU).

Even though the project has now been implemented in four districts, it was informed by the officials that the project will be extended to other districts in the next phase. The Child rescue force will work in association with child help desk and Child Welfare Committee of each district. These districts will have six officers each for the rescue, and rehabilitation of the children. They will work on a shift basis. The process of tracing the children will be carried out thrice in a week.

It was found that many students are employed in places like Laaha, Pampa, Kanamala, Nilakkal and Chengannur during Sabarimala pilgrimage season. 12 children were rescued from Sabarimala last year, reports Deccan Chronicle.

“We found that child beggary and child labour were in place during festive seasons like Ochira festival and Sabarimala season. We could rescue 13 children from Sabarimala and 32 children from Ochira last year. Most of them were from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The rescued children are looked after by the Child Welfare Committee until when they are reunited with their parents. We are sure that we can combat child trafficking, beggary and child labour with this new drive. We will work on full swing to eradicate this social evil. KK Shylaja, minister of health and family welfare has promised to extend this initiative to other districts too”, said Zubair KK, District Child Protection Unit officer, Trivandrum to The Logical Indian.


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Related Stories

medical council dissolved

Govt Dissolves Medical Council Of India, New Doctors-Led Body To Replace It

Odisha’s Seasonal Hostels Help Curb Child Migration And Child Labor

Kanaka

A Child Labour In Her Initial Years, This 17-Year-Old Is All Set To Address The Parliament

Kailash Satyarthi Begins 35-Day Bharat Yatra In His Fight Against Child Abuse

In Historic Move To Curb Child Labour, India Ratifies Two Core Conventions Of International Labour Organisation

Rs. 26,962 Crore Collected As Labour Tax, How Much Was Actually Spent On Labour Welfare?

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

Every Vote Counts: The Story Of A Polling Team That Went Missing For Almost A Month

News

20 Killed As Fire Engulfs Coaching Center In Surat

Awareness

Fifth Consecutive Term For Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik; What Makes Him So Popular?

News

How NaMo Stole The Show And Why Its Not A Surprise

News

Facebook Removes Billions Of Fake Accounts To Clean Its Platform

Opinion

NDA 2.0: What It Means For India’s Environment?

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.