more-inAs many as 29 children have been rescued in 10 days under Sarana Balyam, a project launched by the Women and Child Development Department to wipe out child labour and child begging in the State. Child rescue forces under the district child protection officers (DCPOs) concerned became operational 10 days ago. Seven boys and five girls from Pathanamthitta, four boys in Kottayam, two boys and girls each in Alappuzha, and three boys and six girls were identified and rescued by the forces. The police have registered four cases in Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts for employing children for child labour. Ms. Shylaja said steps to check begging, child labour, and other exploitation of children would continue.
Source: The Hindu January 12, 2018 18:45 UTC