Call to end child labour in beedi industry

HYDERABAD: Calling for strict action against child labour in the State’s beedi industry, the A.P. Voluntary Health Association (APVHA) held a meeting here on Wednesday to sensitise the media about the graveness of the issue, said a press release here.

The meeting’s objective was to familiarise people with the plight of child labourers employed in the task of rolling beedis for a living. Organisers pointed out that India has the world’s highest number of child labourers.

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