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Vol-7 Issue-3
1. Nature Talk
2. Elementary Education in Odisha
3. Health status of Tribal Women of Mayurbhanj, Odisha: A Case study
4. History of Secessionist Movements In Mizoram
5. Poverty and Child Labour in the Era of New Economic Policy in India
6. Prehistoric Rock Shelter Sites around the Delta Head on the Lower Mahanadi Valley, Odisha
7. Lady Teachers In Primary And Upper Primary Schools: Issues and Concerns

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Poverty and Child Labour in the Era of New Economic Policy in India
Randhir Kumar
Digvijay Kumar

 

    

Poverty, a social problem in India, is intrinsically embedded in the social exclusion, which has its root in the historical segmentation of caste, tribe and gender. Child labour has the structural problem, which is mainly caused by poverty besides lack of gainful employment opportunity, state negligence and illiteracy. The poverty rate among the socially excluded groups namely schedule caste and schedule tribe is much higher than their proportion in the total population and most of the child labour come from this group. The socio economic and political structure of the country has compelled them to come out from the vicious cycle of poverty. Owing to economic vulnerability, they have to put their children in wage employment activities to add to the income for their family besides non-wage activities, even if they want to send their children to school. About 1.4 million children are out-of-school in India although this figure is decreasing after the implementation of Right to Education Act 2009. The other perspective reflects that laws and government bans against child labour have limited impact and in some cases they aggravate the situation, causing poor families to end up poorer. This paper examines the relation between the poverty and child labour. It also reflects views of the state and as well as the poor people on the elimination of child labour and examines the existing programmes and acts related to child labour.

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Articles in
Vol-7 Issue-3
1. Nature Talk
2. Elementary Education in Odisha
3. Health status of Tribal Women of Mayurbhanj, Odisha: A Case study
4. History of Secessionist Movements In Mizoram
5. Poverty and Child Labour in the Era of New Economic Policy in India
6. Prehistoric Rock Shelter Sites around the Delta Head on the Lower Mahanadi Valley, Odisha
7. Lady Teachers In Primary And Upper Primary Schools: Issues and Concerns

 

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