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Vocational & productivity training to rescued child labourers
Apr '08
Government is implementing the National Child Labour Projects (NCLP) Scheme in 250 districts of 20 States of the country.

Under the Scheme, children working in identified hazardous occupations and processes are withdrawn from work and put in Special Schools where they are provided with vocational training, accelerated bridging education, nutrition, stipend and healthcare facilities etc.

In addition, another project, namely INDUS Child Labour Project is being implemented in collaboration with the US Department of Labour since 2004 in 21 Districts of the country. Under the project, vocational training is also being provided to the adolescents in the age group of 14-17 years.

Under the NCLP and INDUS Schemes, 7,214 and 1,914 children have been mainstreamed into regular system respectively in Maharashtra State.

These children have been provided with vocational training under the Schemes. In addition, 17,118 adolescents in the age group of 14-17 years have been provided vocational training under INDUS Project in the State.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Press Information Bureau Government of India

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