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In two places, DCPCR conducts mapping of child labour

In two places, DCPCR conducts mapping of child labour

New Delhi: A fresh mapping being conducted in the city by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to identify the places prone to child labour.

Officials claimed that currently, the process is going on in two places in the national Capital. Ramesh Negi, chairperson DCPCR told Millennium Post that the mapping will be helpful in curbing child labour situation in the city.

"We have earlier identified places prone to child abuse and missing children. Now the mapping going on regarding child labours and child marriages," said the chairperson.

He further stated that after the mapping is completed, they will conduct raids and also spread awareness against child labour.

Roop Sudesh Vimal, member DCPCR claimed that the mapping is under process in two places. However, Vimal did not reveal the area names as it can harm the process. "We have contacted multiple agencies to collect details regarding the industrial areas in the city," said Vimal.

Nightmarish life

Most of the child labourers rescued from the factories revealed that they had to work for more than nine to ten hours under hazardous conditions.

Recently, five children were rescued from jeans making unit in North East Delhi's Jaffrabad area on Thursday night.

Two children were not given any money they were told to first learn the work in the unit and then they will be provided with some amount.

They were living in a pathetic condition in the building without any proper ventilation.

In 2018, DCPCR rescued nine children from a factory in Govindpuri.

"The kids were given Rs 8 to Rs10 for making more than 140 buttons. The children were living in one room under the unhygienic condition. There was no proper toilets and ventilation. Few hours rest were allowed for kids," said DCPCR officials.

The police data accessed by Millennium Post (till October 31) claimed that child labour cases led to the arrest of 37 persons from different parts of Delhi.

The DCPCR claimed that they have strengthened their vigil in the areas like Mithapur, Jaitpur, Sangam Vihar, Khanpur Extension, Khanpur village, Tughlakabad village, Hamdard Nagar, Garhi Village, Uttam Nagar, Kotla Mubarakpur, Kureji, Aram Park, Brijpuri, Jagatpuri, Jaffrabad, Wazirabad, Jahangirpuri and Seelampur.

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