Today is World Day Against Child Labour, which aims to highlight the magnitude and consequences of children being enlisted in the workforce. According to International Labour Organization (ILO), if child labor will be banned and all children gets proper education, world's total income would be raised by nearly 22% over 20 years, which accounts for more than $4 trillion . Whatever the cause, child labour compounds social inequality and discrimination, and robs girls and boys of their childhood. AbstractBackground. Child labour started in tea plantations of Mulanje and Thyolo Districts when tea was introduced to Malawi by Europeans in early 19th century. Unlike activities that help children develop, such as contributing to light housework or taking on a job during school holidays, child labour limits access to education and harms a child’s physical, mental and social growth. This continued when we started growing tobacco on a big scale after independence in 1964. Magnitude of Child Labour in India The magnitude of child labour in India has been witnessing enormous decline in the last two decades, both in terms of magnitude and workforce participation rates. Magnitude of Child Labour in India The magnitude of child labour in India has been witnessing enormous decline in the last two decades, both in terms of magnitude and workforce participation rates. The purpose of the current paper is to present the magnitude and trends of child labour in India. Definition of child labour Child labour … However, identification of social and health consequences associated with it … Child labour is an important topic in contemporary society. A number of studies have been undertaken in order to establish the magnitude of child labour in Malawi. Though statistics regarding the magnitude of child trafficking are difficult to obtain, International Labour Organization (ILO) Estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year (ILO, 2000). Child labor in Asia accounts for the highest percentage of child labour (61%) followed by Africa (32%). Table - 1.2 Changes in the Magnitude of Child Labour and WPR between 1991 and 2001 (Children in age group 5-14Yrs) Table - 1.3 NSSO Estimate of Child Labour in Major Indian States (2004- 2005) Table - 1.4 Magnitude of Child Labour in India 2001 Top (11 districts having more than 85,000 Child Labour) Keywords: Child labour, sexual-abuse, ill-health status, sustainable national development Introduction Child labour is a topical issue of global concern and is one of the unimaginable forms of child abuse and social neglect. The magnitude of child labour in India has been witnessing decline in the last two decades, both in terms of magnitude and workforce participation rates. judicial prouncements, the problem of child labour persists as a challenge to the country. Mass awareness about the problem does not prevail in India. 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