India cracks down on child labour in mica using digital tracking

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Following heavy media coverage of child labour in recent years, India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has decided to use digital tools to track school attendance in the region, warning mica traders to discontinue trading with minors.

15.00 Growing child labour in India’s mica industry could come to a halt as the country’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), has decided to monitor school attendance digitally in the Koderma district of Jharkhand, where child labour and illegal mining are...

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