Over 5,000 children abandon education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand, Bihar: survey

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In its survey, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said it has observed that a section of children in the mica mining areas are deprived of opportunities and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income

Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey.

The survey was conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) after a report by Terre Des Hommes, an international development agency working in India, revealed last year that more than 22,000 children are employed as child labourers in the mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar.

In its survey, the NCPCR said it has observed that a section of children in the mica mining areas are deprived of opportunities and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income.

The survey was conducted in the districts of Koderma and Giridih in Jharkhand and Nawada district in Bihar.

“As per the survey, there are 4,545 children in the age group of six to 14 years in the area of Jharkhand reported as not attending school,” the NCPCR said.

Education and well-being of children

The survey on ‘education & well-being of children in mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar’ found that 649 children in the same age group were reported as not attending school in Nawada district of Bihar.

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The Hindu, 25 August, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/over-5000-children-abandon-education-in-mica-mining-districts-of-jharkhand-bihar-survey/article29252154.ece?fbclid=IwAR16VlL7XQyTZOAI

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