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Child rights & child development in India: a regional analysis

Roy, Chandan (2011): Child rights & child development in India: a regional analysis. Published in: Indian Journal of Regional Science , Vol. XXXXV, No. 2 (December 2013): pp. 103-118.


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Being the signatory of UNCRC (1992), India globally recognized the significance of child rights. The Constitutions of India also guarantees certain child rights covering basic issues, like ‘health’, ‘education’ and protection from ‘hazardous employment’ and ‘exploitation’. However, despite the existence of many legal provisions, the vulnerability of Indian children in different dimensions cannot be undermined. This paper attempts to locate the status of child in development ladder of Indian economy at regional level and shows how the disparity in development indicators actually accelerates the nature of exclusive development. Child Abuse is emphasized as a principal inhibitor in child development. Indian Parliament at last approved “The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill 2011”.

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