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Industries benefit through child labor.

India has 43.5 lakh child laborers in the age group of 5 to 14 years of age, according to the 2011 census. As per the census 2001 we had 1.3 crore. Ten year of hard labor has brought down the child labor to 50 %.But then the present number is still alarming.

SJDT over the last 20 years have put in hard work to reduce the child labor in two cities namely Dindigul and Madurai. Enclosed you can find an attachment of our achievements. Over and above our achievements what we realize is still lots of children are pushed in to child labor market due to various reasons.

Some of the reasons frequently we encounter are as follows:
The Poor income of the bread winner (Father) Due to poverty.
The child assuming responsibility due to the sudden demise of the father (or) mother. The Drinking habit and other bad habits of father. The Irresponsible spending of the earning person (leader of the family).The second marriage of the father (or) mother due to some family problem. Habitual bad habits of the male children.
Wrong guidance of friends. Parents refuse to send the female children to school after puberty. Migration of the parents to other district (or) state for livelihood.
Discrernination in the school.To look after the younger brother (or) sister where both father and mother are going to work. Affected by various abuses in the school.
Lack of attention and supervision of the parents and misguidance of elders
The Social setup in some of the villages restrict the higher studies of the female children. They did not like school.
They had poor grades.They either were already working, were offered a job, or decided to seek employment. Low self-esteem and lowered aspirations may be more pervasive among rural students. Lack of cultural amenities, lack of cultural diversity.

In Dindigul we have found that some of the industries have the children to work on school holidays advising the parents that the salary they earn can be useful for their school fees and other expenses. But once the money flow comes to the family and they taste a better life then the employers entice the children to drop from the school to continue the work.

This shocking revelation should make any civilized person feel ashamed for it blatantly exposes the failure of our system which protects children and promise good education. The child exploiters know hundred and one ways to entice children but our social security system has no teeth. The poor agricultural families are pushed in to severe survival struggle by vagaries of nature, failure of monsoon, poor prices for their produces, seasonal nature of employment etc. But these families also have dreams for the good education for their children for they strongly believe that good education will deliver them from the clutches of poverty. But this very legitimate dream of these poor parents is being used by the employers as a entry point for exploiting the children.

On the one hand exploitative posh schools that entice the parents and children promising of quality education, on the other hand the child labor employers entice them on school holidays to provide money that can be used to access these schools. The children and parents fall prey but subsequently yield to be a child laborer. What actually is happening is the abominable act of stifling the future generations of people in a poverty stricken rural agrarian society. The most common reasons for dropping out, cited by both male and female is not liking school and poor school performance. Males appear to be more likely than females to drop out of school because of conflicts with school personnel, expulsion/suspensions, and/or financial/home responsibilities.

Exploitation of Child Labor
We have come across hundreds of child labors in our work with them. The kinds of exploitation they undergo are most appealing and painful. In Dindigul District Most of the female children are doing work in textile mills under sumangali thittam. They face many problems and abuses in their career. We in our program reach out to these children and their families as well as their communities and try to bring awareness of the perils of child labor and try re school them.

Yours fraternally in Xt

Dr. I. Sebastian, M.A, M.B.A, P. hd.,

Executive Director