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Children of the street

Children of the street
faridabad, 16th Oct 2007

Street Children, Ajronda Mod

The Republic of India is the seventh largest and second most populous
country in the world. With acceleration in economic growth, India has become
one of the fastest growing developing countries. This has created a rift
between poor and rich; 22 per cent of the population lives below the income
poverty line. Due to unemployment, increasing rural-urban migration,
attraction of city life and a lack of political will India now has one
largest number of child laborers in the world.

Street children are subject to malnutrition, hunger, health problems,
substance abuse, theft, CSE, harassment by the city police and railway
authorities, as well as physical and sexual abuse. Though Government of
India has taken some corrective measures and declared child labor as