Child Labor in India
An estimated 150 million children are involved in child labour worldwide as per UNICEF data. India, one of the leading countries in Asia has a whopping 33 million children employed in various forms of child labour. 1 in every 11 children in India works to earn a living, according to statistics by ActionAid India. There are five states which are India’s biggest child labour employers- Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, as per data are given out by Save the Children NGO. National capital Delhi is responsible for a share of 1 million child labour alone. A recent analysis by CRY of census data in the country shows that the overall decrease in child labour is only 2.2 per cent year on year, over the last 10 years.