While the Uttar Pradesh carpet industry is under increasing pressure to ban child labour, young children in Pali in Rajasthan continue to work in appalling conditions in the 1,000-odd dye and print
Foreign buyers of Indian carpets insist that if child weavers are employed, they will not accept the product. The Indian government and manufacturers must now find a way out to protect a multi crore industry.
Trapped and exploited by dollar hungry exporters, a child carpet weaver's work ends when the sun goes down. Only then is he free to have his first and perhaps only meal of the day
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