• labour minister Mallikarjun Kharge. 

  • As per the latest report by the National Sample Survey Organisation, NSSO, the number of working children is nearly 50 lakh. This indicates a 45 percent decline compared to their estimated number of about 91 lakh in 2004-05. 

  • Under the National Child Labour Project, children below 14 years of age are rehabilitated after being withdrawn from work. They are sent to schools with proper health care, stipend and vocational training.