CHILD LABOR

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How 'The Future Of The Nation' Fell By The Wayside In Union Budget 2016

In India, the total number of children (0-18 years of age group) is 472 million and accounts for 39% of our total population. It would be a fair assumption that the category designated as the future of the nation ought to be secured a good future through substantial investment in their development. Unfortunately, budgetary allocation for children has been experiencing a decline. The overall percentage share of resources allocated for children has fallen from 4.52% in 2014-15 to 3.26% in 2015-16.
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Are Our Children Truly Free?

We need to ask if we have managed to ensure that each child of this country is "free", in all senses of the word. Have we managed to ensure that every child is strong enough to live past his/her first birthday? Why has it taken us so much time to ensure the effective implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme?