It is estimated that there are around 10,000 children in the districts of Kanchipuram and Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu work in the silk industry.Read the whole story.
There are over 100,000 looms set up in individual homes on which these famous silk saris are woven. Many of these saris cost several thousand rupees.
These looms are located in individual households and most of them employ at least one child.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Child Labor in India
The BBC has an article on child labor in India's silk-weaving industry that's worth reading: