factory owners are celebrating India’s child labour bill
It’s mid-morning local school in the big cities of Delhi shanty that I visited,
on the edge of the capital,
wide in India, teeming with children.
Narrow lanes reverberating with their voices a little read the alphabet in the upper part of the lungs.
But next to the school,
this is reassuring sight and sound replace it with something else.
Doors lead off the narrow path on any it’s located in the small houses.
From inside one of them, you can see groups of women squat on the ground and bent over,
peeling, sorting piles of almonds.
Working alongside them several children,
and painstakingly separated from the husks of shells before adding almonds to the pile.
But even as we try to look at, we are blocking our way from a man who wants to know what we want.
“Please leave, you do not have permission to look inside,” he says when I tell him we are journalists.
We hurried along.
There are many factories to address the almonds in the other homes in the neighborhood
and is a thriving center for small businesses.
Ironsmiths, furniture makers,
sewing and jewelry makers outfit their trade in homes that are spread in the region.
“It’s really good news,” said Rajinder,
the owner of one manufacturer who agreed to talk with us.
“Earlier I could hire only people aged between top 18.
Now I can hire more people.”
And children less expensive.
“I pay workers 300 rupees ($ 4,50, £ 3.50).
But I push on employee underage only 100 rupees ($ 1.50) a day it was a great save.”
“How long does it take to get the family?” Ask. “It’s not a big problem.”
and used to pay for more and more children out of school and go to work.