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:
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.

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.
Read the whole story.

3 comments:

indj said...

one of the many ugly facets of child labor abuse. thanks for posting on the matter.

Mark Daniels said...

Thank you for stopping by the blog and for your comments!

Gaurav said...

Im not in favour of child labour but you too would not want them do die without food. The bad thing about it is that salaries are too meagre