Child labour generates Rs.120,000 crore in black money: NGO

June 12th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child labour in India generates more than Rs.120,000 crore annually as black money, NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) said here Sunday on World Anti-Child Labour Day.

“If adult workers were employed in place of children, then the employers would have to pay more than Rs.7,000 per month as wages instead of a paltry of Rs.80. This difference immediately becomes black money, amounting to roughly Rs.120,000 crore,” said BBA founder Kailash Satyarthi.

The preliminary findings of the report “Capital Corruption” by the BBA has been prepared while calculating the number of child labourers in the country.

“The report draws attention to the six crore children who are generating more than Rs.120,000 crore rupees within India. There is no other open source of generating such a huge amount of black money than trafficking and employment of children,” Satyarthi added.

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