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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 29) Last page : ( 33)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00005.4

A Case Study on Deplorable Condition of the Child Labourers Especially in the Shop and Hotels of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India

Mahato Jagannath*

Assistant Teacher, Research Scholar, Depatment of History, Jadavpur University, Kol-700032

*Corresponding Author Email: mahatojagannath789@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2020.


Children are the budding flowers of the garden of the society. Beside socially economically and politically, the child is the seed of future national growth and property. It is, therefore, our duty to protect them from the damaging effects of excessive exposure to heat, cold physical and mental strain. Recognizing the importance of the future citizens like children, the Government has take-up various executive as well as legislative steps to protect them. Despite all measures initiated by the Government, at all the levels international, national and state level, still the children are being exploited in different ways by different people. Child labour is a serious socioeconomic issue and has been topic of wider debate in the developed and poor countries. Due to the moral concern associated with the problem some opine that child labour should be banned. However, it is found that families with very low income have no option but to send their children to do hard works. Two such examples is shops and hotels fields were migrant, poor workers from Bihar have to toil with their children in a very harsh and uncongenial works atmosphere. In this study an attempt has been made gauge the problem of child labour in the shops and hotels of south 24 Parganas.



Child labour, Shops, Hotel, Family, Society, Economic.


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