“Survey of State and District Data of West-Bengal on Child Labour and Trafficking”
Name: Udit Narayan Barman
City & State: Siliguri (West-Bengal)
Where are children being rescued from and from what kinds of industries?
Mainly Rescued from States like Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Etc.
Industries from where they are rescued like Tannery Industry, Fireworks Industry, Cloth-Making, Toy Making, Match Box, Textile, Bangles, Cosmetics, Etc.
Which NGO is conducting the rescues?
- Kailash Satyarthi Organization (BBA)
- Child Rights and You (CRY)
- Association of Social Health in India
- Child-in-Institute (Kolkata)
- Durbar Mahila Samanyan Committee
- All Bengal Women’s Union
- Nari Seva Sangha
How many children have been rescued ?
2011-12: Number of rescued is 3,117
2014 and 2018: 68,324 alone with a national figure was 2.54 lakh.
In 2015, only 61 violation cases were reported in West Bengal while 22,689 children were rescued. In the next three years (2016-18), no case of violation of Child Labour Act was registered in West Bengal. Despite this, 45,635 children were rescued from and rehabilitated.
Where are they being trafficked from/to? Are there certain villages or towns where the problem seems worse?
** They are mainly trafficked from villages/Districts of West Bengal such as Birghum, Uttar Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Jalpaiguri, Burdawan, Asansol, Etc. They are mainly trafficked to Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Etc.
** The Village and the district where it’s worse in WB Choto Asgara Village, Sandeshkhali, Rural North 24 Parganas District.
Links of Articles:
“Central, State and Local Underprivileged Schemes During the Covid-19”
- PM – Kisan Scheme
- Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
- Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
State and District Scheme in West-Bengal:
- Amar Fasal, Amar Gola
- Matir Katha
- Sabar Ghare Alo
- Sabooj Sathi