Driven by poverty, lack of education and employment opportunities, children are often found employed in a variety of industries like in brick kilns, carpet weaving, garment industry, domestic service, food and refreshment stalls, agriculture, fisheries with some working in hazardous circumstances. However, Indian laws prohibit engagement of a child below the age of 14 years in any occupation or an adolescent (above the year of age of 14 years but below 18 years) in hazardous occupation or process. Please report any violation of these extant laws of land, immediately.
|EMERGENCY CONTACT NO||:||112|
|WHOM TO CONTACT||:||Police Station or Helpline|
|HOW TO REPORT||:||Mahila & Shishu Help Desk of nearest Police Station|
|KNOW YOUR NEAREST POLICE STATION||:||https://www.odishapolice.gov.in/?q=node/2630|
|HELPLINE||:||181 | 1098 (Childline) | 1800-4191-813 (Sampark Help Desk)|
Laws for Child Labour: The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2009 mandates free and compulsory education to all children below 14 years and any employment of children in any vocation infringes on their right to education. Such employment of children below 14 years and of adolescence in hazardous occupation is punishable under the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act 1986 and any such engagement against a advance is punishable under Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976.