Child Labour: More than 3 lakh children rescued in last five years

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Labour Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said that government is committed to eradicate the problem of child labour from all parts of the country. In a written reply in Lok Sabha yesterday, the Minister said, more than three lakh 20 thousand children have been rescued from various forms of child labour during last five years. He said, the government is implementing the National Child Labour Project scheme since 1988 for rehabilitation of child labourer. Women and Child Development Ministry is also implementing Child Protection Services for care, protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of children in difficult circumstances.