NEPALGUNJ: Over 3,000 are still involved in the child labour in Banke, the district of western Nepal, although the district was declared the child labour-free zone three years back.
It may be noted that at the initiative of the District Child Welfare Committee, Banke and other organizations working in the sector of child rights, the district was declared as a zone free from any sorts of child labour on November 20, 2009 AD.
According to statistics, presently over 3,000 children under 17 years of age are working as child labour in the district and it has raised a question mark over the role of local child organizations.
Similarly, over 50 baby girls are working as Kamlari (a sort of bonded labour) in the district even though the government has already announced the abolition of the practice of Kamlari from the country. Of 466 Kamlaris in the district, so far only 377 have been rescued.