Where is child labour most common in India?
India’s children used to almost entirely work on farms but are now moving to non-farm jobs, especially in the services sector, suggests census data
Within non-farm jobs, children are increasingly working in the services sector
NEW DELHI : India’s unemployment struggles are well-documented but concerns on job numbers are merely one aspect of India’s labour challenge. Another, perhaps even more worrying, challenge is child labour. According to the latest available census (2011), there were 10.1 million child workers under the age of 14—with significant disparities across states.