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Administration cracks the whip on brick-kiln

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Three child labourers working in brick-kilns on the outskirts of Sangareddy since one month; have been rescued with the joint efforts of Labour Department, Women and Child Welfare Department, Police Department and CARPED on Tuesday evening. 

Sangareddy: Three child labourers working in brick-kilns on the outskirts of Sangareddy since one month; have been rescued with the joint efforts of Labour Department, Women and Child Welfare Department, Police Department and CARPED on Tuesday evening.

Based on a news report, Someshwar Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Labour and Ratnam, District Child Protection Officer and MS Chandra, CARPED Director, planned a raid on a brick-kiln owned by one Motya Naik and managed by his son Ravi Naik near Ismailkhanpet village located just a few kilo metres from Sangareddy town.

With protection from Sangareddy Rural police constables they raided the brick-kiln and rescued one girl and two boys.

The rescuers found that the owners of the kiln were not only engaging children at work illegally, but had also violated several requirements set by the district administration recently for owners operating brick-kilns like proper accommodation, opening of bank accounts in the names of the workers, constructing toilets and bathrooms near the kilns, provision of education to children at nearby schools and so on. All the rules were violated.

Action has been initiated as per acts related to child labour, juvenile justice and inter-state migration. The migrants had come from Bolangir district of Odisha and Jaggampeta mandal of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, having taken money five months in advance for working in the kilns here.

The migrant workers from Jaggampeta told this reporter that they lost their lands and livelihoods in their home town due to construction of an irrigation canal and setting up of factories.

This coupled with non-implementation of NREGS works for the past eight months, left them with no other option but to migrate to other places for work.

Hundreds of families had migrated from Jaggampeta according to the seven families who came to work in this particular brick-kiln. The two rescued boys were given shelter at Divya Disha, an orphan home and the girl was accommodated at Bala Sadan in Sangareddy.

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