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Punjab govt to rehabilitate child labourers


PTI | Chandigarh, July 6, 2011 18:34
Tags : punjab government | labour department | arunesh shakir | amritsar |

Punjab Government on Wednesday said it would rehabilitate children rescued from the bondage of child labour by ensuring their education in special schools run by the labour department.

The government also said that it has introduced new vocational courses for these children.

In last fortnight, Punjab Labour Department rescued over 667 Child labourers engaged by various industries as a part of special campaign launched by the department.

Disclosing this here today, Arunesh Shakir, Labour Minister said that Labour department has introduced the courses of cutting, tailoring, flower making, painting, cooking in the special schools, so as to enable them to find a vocation after completing their education.

He said that the department was running 87 schools in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar where 4318 students were getting education up to 5th standard. He said that each student besides free education was getting free meal, free books, stationeries besides a cash stipend of Rs 150 per month.

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