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Child labour: DCPCR rescue seven children from Okhla

The child rights body claimed that they were paid Rs 80 per day for 13 hours of work

Child labour: DCPCR rescue seven children from Okhla
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New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) rescued seven children from Momo making unit in Okhla Industrial area on Thursday. The child rights body claimed that they were being paid meager Rs 80 per day for 13 hours of work.

Roop Sudesh Vimal, member DCPCR, stated that there were three girls among children (aged 12-16) and five of them were from Nepal. "We raided three Momo units. Working conditions were highly pathetic there. Vegetables and meat wastes were kept on the same room where children were preparing the fast food", said Vimal. The other two Momo units were running in open which was vulnerable to drainage water.


62 Child Labourer identified:

After keeping a tight vigil at 311 places and structures in Outer Delhi, the commission found that 62 children are working there. "The areas include shops, Industrial area, etc. Mapping is still under progress," said DCPCR official.

Recently, the DCPCR launched an initiative under which they will reward those who came up with information related to child labour.

The DCPCR notice accessed by Millennium Post stated that for the rescue of one child, there is a reward of Rs 1000 whereas rescue of two-five children Rs 2000 is the reward whereas for six to 10 children the reward increases to Rs 5000. "The reward for the rescue of 11 or more children is Rs 10,000," reads the notice.

The child rights body further stated that they have got data from a concerned agency which claimed that during the first ten months of 2018, there has been 46 rescue operation in which 645 child labour were rescued. Thus, it is evident that the number of rescue operations carried out in Delhi has been lesser. Children get fragmented in earlier years in their families due to various reasons which forced them to beg, employment and other self-revenue generating activities.

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