Steps On To End Child Labour: Govt

New Delhi, June 13: | Updated: Jun 14 2002, 05:30am hrs
The government has told the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that it is following a pro-active policy to eliminate child labour.

Addressing the plenary session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva on Thursday, the leader of the Indian delegation to the conference and minister of state for labour and employment Muni Lall said, India was of the view that child labour was closely inter-linked with poverty and illiteracy and was addressing both these issues with urgency.

He said several poverty eradication programmes were in operation in the country which had over the years considerably reduced poverty.