International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Sociology | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

Magnitude of Child Labours in India and it's Socio-Economic Impact: With Special Reference To Manipur

Dr. H. Merina Devi [3] | Dr. Seram Bhogendra Singh [2]

Abstract: The present study highlighted the magnitude of child labour in India with special reference to Manipur State. The problem of child labour is one the serious challenges of state of Manipur as well as in the nation. Government has been taking various pro-active measures to tackle this problem. However, considering the magnitude and extent of the problem and that it is essentially a socio-economic problem inextricably linked to other social problems like poverty and illiteracy, it requires concerted efforts from all sections of the society to make a dent in the problem. According to the ILO report there are 15 million working children in the age group of 5-14 as compared to the total child population of 31 million (ILO, 2022). As per survey conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2004-05, the number of working children is estimated to be at 2.17 million out of total 31 million. As per 2021 Census, the number of working children in the age group of 5-14 years has further reduced to 1.5 million. It shows that the efforts of the Government have borne the desired fruits. Objectives of the Research Work: 1) To highlight the economic, social, psychological and physical damage caused to child labourers. 2) To examine the efforts taken up by the government to solve the problem of child labourer in Manipur. 3) To assist the policy makers in framing policies and progress to promote welfare of the children highlight the good relatives of the problem of child labour in the state. 4) To promote proper understanding of the concept, forms, nature, magnitude and causes of child labour. Research Methodology: The proposed research is designed to be a descriptive, exploratory as well as an analytical one Interview Schedule, observations, etc. are used during surveys in order to collect the necessary information for the present research work. And, the study used all the available published and unpublished material regarding to the present topic.

Keywords: Magnitude, Child labours, child rights, culture, domestic labour

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 1075 - 1079

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