CHILD LABOR IN INDIA
In India, the number of children under fourteen years of age exceeds the entire population of the United States. Like any other developing country, there is a big gap in privileged children and underprivileged children. The rural sector is still poverty striken and child labor is prominent in these areas. The urban sector is also not untouched.
In rural sector, mostly these chidren are employed in agriculture. In urban sector, there are many industries employing them SOme of them are glass bangle induatry, crackers industriy, bidi industry, brick making industry, domestic help, etc. The great challenge of India, as a developing country, is to provide nutrition, education and health care to these children.
CHILD LABOR IN PAKISTAN
In Pakistan, 11 to 12 million children undewr fourteen are working. Half of these working children are under the age of ten. This figure can be more also. In spite of laws prohibiting child labor, working children can be found in unskilled scetor.
Industries like carpet making and brick making employ maximum number of children. These industries pay just a third of adult wages to these children. To fulfil their selfish needs, such indutsry owners keep the laws aside and continue employing children.
CHILD LABOR IN NEPAL
Nepali Kids don't have the rights to live and grow in a peaceful environment as the county's a decade old war continues. Official records indicate that about 500 innocent kids have died in the war conflict and millions are affected by the war. Many have lost their parents or someone in the family, or have parents unable to make ends meet. Extreme hardship life pushes the Nepali kids into labor.
CHILD LABOR IN SRI LANKA
In Sri Lanka, maximum children can be seen working as agricultural workers in the rural sectors. In urban areas, ,most of them work as sales persons in shops and demonstrators. 95 percent of child labor comes from the rural areas and most of them are boys.
CHILD LABOR IN BANGLADESH
Bangladesh also suffers from the epidemic of child labor. Mostly being an agricultural state, child labor is prominent in this sector. In the season of planting paddy saplings, one can see numerous children bent working in the paddy fields.