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National Child Labour Project

About the project:

Under this scheme, the target group is all children below 14 years of age who are working in occupations and processes listed in the Schedule to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 or occupations and processes that are harmful to the health of the child.

Objective of the project:

  • The objective of this project is to eliminate child labour in hazardous industries by 2010. The complete elimination of labour is a gradual aim of the project.

Steps to be implemented under the project: 

  • Ensuring enforcement of child labour laws
  • Formal and Non- formal education initiatives like Special Schools (Child Labour Rehabilitation-cum-Welfare Centres). These schools should offer stipends, nutritional services, and health services to children and proper training for teachers.
  • The purpose of the school is to prevent children from working in hazardous industries and mainstreaming them into the formal education system.
  • Provision of Vocational Training
  • Creating awareness of the harmful effects of child labour on the development of a child
  • Income and employment generation activities for families
  • Direct rehabilitation of child labour
  • Raising of public awareness
  • Survey and evaluation


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