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Vol. 5 Num 698 Wed. May 17, 2006  
   
Business


India, US launch joint project to rehabilitate child labour


India and the United States have launched a joint project "INDUS" for the rehabilitation of child labours in 21 districts of this country, the government said in parliament.

The project aims at complete elimination of child labours in a focussed and integrated manner, junior minister for Labour Chandra Sekhar Sahu said in a written reply on Monday.

He said over 80,000 children withdrawn from work will be benefited under the project. The US Labour Department would provide 20 million dollars to be matched with equal funding from Government of India (shared by the Ministry of Labour and the HRD Ministry), he said.