Magnitude of Child Labour in India The magnitude of child labour in India has been witnessing enormous decline in the last two decades, both in terms of magnitude and workforce participation rates. Child labour started in tea plantations of Mulanje and Thyolo Districts when tea was introduced to Malawi by Europeans in early 19th century. Though statistics regarding the magnitude of child trafficking are difficult to obtain, International Labour Organization (ILO) Estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year (ILO, 2000). More than 150 million of these children are working in dangerous conditions. Table - 1.2 Changes in the Magnitude of Child Labour and WPR between 1991 and 2001 (Children in age group 5-14Yrs) Table - 1.3 NSSO Estimate of Child Labour in Major Indian States (2004- 2005) Table - 1.4 Magnitude of Child Labour in India 2001 Top (11 districts having more than 85,000 Child Labour) Unlike activities that help children develop, such as contributing to light housework or taking on a job during school holidays, child labour limits access to education and harms a child’s physical, mental and social growth. However, identification of social and health consequences associated with it … Moved by the mass existence of child labour in India, Mishra and Pande (1995) lament that, 'it is a tragedy that child labour is found across the length and breadth of the country'. Child labor in Asia accounts for the highest percentage of child labour (61%) followed by Africa (32%). Child labour is an important topic in contemporary society. This continued when we started growing tobacco on a big scale after independence in 1964. Magnitude of Child Labour in India The magnitude of child labour in India has been witnessing enormous decline in the last two decades, both in terms of magnitude and workforce participation rates. Today is World Day Against Child Labour, which aims to highlight the magnitude and consequences of children being enlisted in the workforce. Definition of child labour Child labour … Whatever the cause, child labour compounds social inequality and discrimination, and robs girls and boys of their childhood. According to International Labour Organization (ILO), if child labor will be banned and all children gets proper education, world's total income would be raised by nearly 22% over 20 years, which accounts for more than $4 trillion . 2. A number of studies have been undertaken in order to establish the magnitude of child labour in Malawi. 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