Child labour still rampant in India’s mica industry

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

Despite heavy press coverage in recent years and increased social awareness by multinationals, the issue of child labour in Indian mica remains a dark side to this long-established industry.

Child labour is still a serious problem in the Indian mica industry, as poverty leaves many families with little alternative but to send children to work in the mica mines in the states of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The issue has been brought back into the limelight recently, following a...

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