Waste Management And Child Labor

With the rapid increase in manufacturing companies, the problem of waste management has been augmented. The Municipal organizations are responsible for keeping a check on the environmental conditions and waste cleaning of the county. In the city areas, inappropriate measures for waste cleaning can result in serious transportation problems. To get an easy way out, the municipal corporation uses children for waste cleaning jobs. This is the negligence of government monitoring and laws regulation, as the governmental bodies themselves are not obeying the rules set by the government.

Waste picking does seem to be an easy task, but there are considerable problems and issues involved with this type of child labor. The chemical and medicine wastes have a certain lifespan after which they become poisonous and touching them can leave those poisonous materials on hands, which can enter the body while eating. Moreover, there are contaminated injections or needles that are dumped and they can also be lethal if is exposed to the body by mistake. All these issues of health, nourishment, and behavior of children are proportional to the practice of child labor in those countries, which is a rising issue in the contemporary times.

There are many organizations working for children education and health in the rural areas, to raise the quality of standards of the unprivileged families and reduce the rate of children labor. However in the present scenario, it child labor stands as a massive problem which cannot be solved by the efforts of NGOs alone. The government in this respect has been ignorant and sluggish in pondering on the issue of child labor and finding remedies for it. This explains the reason that why this issue still exists in many underdeveloped countries, even after several types of research and census since governments are least focused in developing the rural population. 

Problems identified in this research are the health and psychological issues involved in child labor and the causes of the growing rate of child labor in the world. A comparative study is done for three counties, which have a high rate of child labor, to understand that what factors lead to engaging children in labor work and why these factors have not been eradicated from the face of such countries has been observed that the industrial growth in the urban cities has increased the trend of child migration to the city areas for the sake of employment.