|23 August 2007|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN NUMBER OF CHILDREN JOINING SPECIAL SCHOOLS UNDER NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT
The number of children who have been withdrawn from hazardous jobs and have been admitted to special schools under the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme has more than doubled during the last three years. Their number has increased from 1,67,825 in 2004-05 to 3,37,269 in 2006-07. These children in the age group of 9 to 14 years are provided with accelerated bridging education and other benefits like stipend, mid-day meal, vocational training, health check-ups, etc. in special schools for a maximum period of three years to enable them to join regular mainstream education system.
The state-wise details of the children enrolled in special schools under NCLP is as follows:
Similarly, the number of children enrolled in special schools under the Indo-US (INDUS) Project has also seen an increase during the last three years as follows:
MLD:LK:L-112(no. of children joining spl schools)(23.8.07)