Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rs 38 lakh for rehabilitation of child labourers lying unspent

A sum of R38 lakh is the amount lying unspent with the Delhi Child Labour Rehabilitation cum Welfare Society, which takes care of rehabilitation of rescued child labourers annually, a query under RTI has revealed. The society received a total of Rs 4.27 crore during the last five years comprising Rs 2.5 crore — just one time in 2008-09 — from the Delhi government and rest from the
Centre, the RTI reply further informed. "The pending amount — R38 lakh as on October 2010 — can be used for rehabilitation of many more children," said Prinyanka Sinha from NGO Pratidhi, who had sought the information under the Right to Information (RTI).

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