Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

India

Bidis (Hand-Rolled Cigarettes)
Bidis (Hand-Rolled Cigarettes)
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Brassware
Brassware
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Bricks
Bricks
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Carpets
Carpets
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Cotton
Cotton
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Cottonseed (Hybrid)
Cottonseed (Hybrid)
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Embellished Textiles
Embellished Textiles
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Fireworks
Fireworks
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Footwear
Footwear
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Garments
Garments
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Gems
Gems
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Glass Bangles
Glass Bangles
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Incense (Agarbatti)
Incense (Agarbatti)
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Leather Goods/ Accessories
Leather Goods/ Accessories
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Locks
Locks
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Matches
Matches
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Mica
Mica
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Rice
Rice
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Silk Fabric
Silk Fabric
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Silk Thread
Silk Thread
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Soccer Balls
Soccer Balls
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Stones
Stones
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Thread/Yarn
Thread/Yarn
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India
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Significant Advancement

In 2018, India made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government drafted the Trafficking of Persons (Prevent, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which criminalizes and enhances penalties for aggravated forms of trafficking, including trafficking for the purposes of forced labor, bonded labor, and begging. It also established a new task force to implement the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act and distributed a new data collection form that requires state governments to annually report to the National Crime Records Bureau specific details of human trafficking cases that occur at the district level. During the reporting period, police and child protection officers in several states conducted raids to rescue children from hazardous child labor and commercial sexual exploitation. In addition, the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi issued standard operating procedures for the immediate release of financial assistance to adults and children rescued from bonded labor and drafted a policy to combat human trafficking. However, children in India engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced labor producing garments and quarrying stones. Children also perform dangerous tasks in the production of thread and yarn. Hazardous work prohibitions do not include all occupations in which children work in unsafe and unhealthy environments for long periods of time, and penalties for employing children may be insufficient to deter violations. 

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