`Poverty root of social evils'

Staff Correspondent

DAVANGERE: : MLA and treasure of the KPCCI, Shyamanur Shivashankarappa, said that poverty is the cause of social evils like child labour and advocated for the elimination of poverty to prevent social evils. Inaugurating a function to observe anti-child labour day on Sunday, Mr. Shivashankarappa expressed concern over the widening gap between the rich and the poor. He said the Government should initiate steps to improve the living standards of people.

The MLA said that employers should be made aware of the consequences of child labour.

D. Basavaraj, president of the city municipality, said that despite many programmes by the Government to provide education, literacy levels continue to remain low in the State. .

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