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Plight of Child Ragpickers

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Studies in Sociology, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur, Karnataka State, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 16-20, January,14 (2015)


Child labour, and in particular child ragpickers reflect the callous attitude of our society. The apathy, with which child ragpickers are treated, must disturb the conscience of the society, the planners of the countries progress. While this malaise is recognized and acknowledged as a serious and challenging issue in the civilized world around the globe, the problem still remains in most developed countries, with its creeping ill effects.A child ragpicker is deprived of his human rights even as a child. He/she is prone to unhealthy risks, habits and disease. The child thus ends up as a deprived adult, with his/her human development deformed and stunted. This certainly must be remedied with all resources available at hand.


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