Today's Featured Post

The banyan tree

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Banning Child Labour

The court had said it's verdict about children working in circus. It is an appreciable act, that our country is taking steps to stop child labour. Those children should exposed to good and basic education, like other children. But an afterthought would reveal the real problem behind this banning of child labour. What would they do? to meet their daily ends and to support their family. By banning them from work, we are denying them the right to earn their living.
                                         The best practice would be providing these children with basic education and make more employment in the country. Not only that, government should make  sure that those children are getting good education, by educating their parents and children themselves. Most of the parents restrict their children from going to school is mainly because of their  impoverished state. They will need all the help they can get to meet the ends. That is why even children between the ages of 6-12 have to go to work.
                                        If the government is not able to see the pathetic condition of its people and is not ready to act then what good is a government? In economic data and in research papers, may be India is a developing country but still she is first with largest number of poor people living in a country.
                                        Usually a country's standard of living or its economy is measured in terms of GDP even though it is not supposed to do so. GDP refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. It wouldn't be able to give a transparent view of a country's original condition i.e. poverty etc. It will not give us an idea about how healthy an economy is and how wealth is distributed. Still our government is hoping for good GDP graph rather than dealing with the real problems that is eating our economy from inside.