‘No child labourers at Aavin’s Ambattur dairy’

The Hindu Bureau

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Thursday, 8th June 2023
Page No. 8
Chennai Print Edition

Dairy Development Minister Mano Thangaraj on Wednesday categorically denied the allegation that child labourers had been employed in Aavin’s Ambattur dairy.

Addressing the media at Aavin Illam, the Minister said the allegations made by a section of the media were false.

“One of our former workers had not been paid wages by the labour contractor, which led to the youngster staging a protest along with some of his friends. There were some children among his friends,” he said.

Mr. Thangaraj said the police and the Collector had conducted inquiries regarding the allegation, and Aavin too had checked its HR register and CCTV camera footage. “We don’t employ child labourers in any of our units,” he said.

Show-cause notice

He went on to say that the milk major had initiated steps to issue show-cause notices to the media houses which had carried such allegations.

“It looks like a planned campaign to tarnish Aavin’s name. We have also apprised the Child Protection Committee about the misuse of children in the protest,” the Minister added.

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