SSA Survey 2003 - District wise Analysis

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      Chennai Corporation

                               The survey of child labour in   Chennai  District has identified 4799           child labourers. Of these 2724 are boys and 2075 are girls. 

                                484 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 379  are boys and  105  are girls. It may be seen that boys out number girls.  4315 children are in non-hazardous occupation.   Among them  2345   are boys and  1970  are girls. 

                                514 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        242 are boys and  272   are girls.   804 Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,   441   are   boys and  363   are girls. The largest number (3481) is in the age group of 1214 years. Among them 2041 are boys and 1440 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14.

                               Among the child labourers, 3508  (73%) belong to SC,  123  ( 2.6 %) belong to ST,  227 ( 4.7 %) belong to MBC and  662 (13.8%) belong to BC. Only   5.8% children belong to other communities. 

                                 484 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Automobile repairs (184) and Rag picking (51) Fibre moulding (65) Automobile maintenance (94). 4315 children are engaged in hazardous occupations.  Among the non-hazardous occupations the most prominent are coolie (146), Shops and Establishments (137), Tailoring  (63). 

   

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Coimbatore District

                                   The survey of child labour in   Coimbatore District has identified 2573 child labourers. Of these  1272 are boys and  1301  are girls. 

                                   Substantial number of child workers have been identified in Coimbatore Corporation (102),   Pollachi(75),   Pangalur(76),   Sultanpet(129),   Tiruppur(1068), Madathukulam(95) and Palladam(435). 

                                  1469   children are in hazardous occupations. Among them    701 are boys  768  are girls. It may be seen that girls out number boys.  1106   Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 572    are boys and  534     are girls. 

                                   157  of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        92 are boys and 65  are girls.     481   Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      216 are boys and 265  are girls. The largest number  (1935)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 964 are boys and  971 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14.  

                                  Among the child labourers, 944 (36.7%) belong to SC, 37(1.4%) belong to ST,  1145( 44.5%) belong to MBC and   410 (15.9 %) belong to BC. Only    39 (1.5%) children belong to other communities. 

                                 1469 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (272) and cotton ginning (882). 1106 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 266), sheep rearing ( 89), cattle grazing ( 45) and Tailoring (51).      

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Cuddalore District

                               The survey of child labour in  Cuddalore  District has  identified  95     child labourers. Of these 75  are boys and   20 are girls. 

                               Substantial number of child workers have been identified in Annagramam (20), Keerapalayam (9),  Komaratchi(26), Melbhuvanagiri (19), Portonovo (18).

                               20   children are in hazardous occupations. Among them  18   are boys 2 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.   75 Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  57   are boys and  18 are girls. 

                               The child labourers are aged less than 9 years( Nil). Among them        33 Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,   24 are boys and   9  are girls. The largest number  ( 62) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 51   are boys and       11 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14.

                                 Among the child labourers, 34 (35.8 %) belong to SC,   3 (3.2 %) belong to ST, 50 ( 52.6%) belong to MBC and  8 (8.4    %) belong to BC. Children belong to other communities (Nil).

                                 20 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction industry (9). 75 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 34), and shops and establishments (15 ). 

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Dharmapuri District

                                The survey of child labour in  Dharmapuri  District has identified            10,125 child labourers. Of these  6622    are boys and   3503   are girls.

                                 Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Hosur Municipality (55), Bargur (759), Dharmapuri(1209), Harur(459), Hosur Panchayat Union (582), Karimangalam (453), Mathur (403), Nallampalli (865), Pappireddipatti  (289), Thalli (2040) and Kaveripattinam(779). 

                                2002  children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 1475    are boys and  527   are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.       8123  Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  5147   are boys and     2976  are girls.

                                  1216 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them     733   are boys and 483   are girls.   2597 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,    1609  are boys and    988     are girls. The largest number  (6312  )is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them  4280    are boys and 2032   are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14.

                                2002 children are engaged in hazardous occupations Among the child labourers,  1880  (18.6%) belong to SC,    469  (4.5 %) belong to ST,    5685    (56.1%) belong to MBC and      2048   (20.2%) belong to BC. Only  49(0.5%)   children belong to other communities.

                                2002 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (148) and Construction (450) Manufacturing of Matches (220). 8123 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (4485), sheep rearing (854), cattle grazing  (787) and shops and establishments (509).

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Dindigul District

                              The survey of child labour in  Dindigul   District has identified        5616   child labourers. Of these  2635  are boys and 2981 are girls. 

                             Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Dindigul (235), Athur (278), Guziliamparai (657), Natham (425), Nillakottai (438), Oddanchatram (306), Palani Panchayat Union (696), Sanarpatti (410), Vadamadurai (516), Vathlakundu (425) and Thoppampatti (254). 

                            35 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 19    are boys and 16  are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.    5581 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them   2616  are boys and 2965  are girls. 

                            734 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them 382 are boys and 352  are girls.   1287 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,   643  are boys and   644 are girls. The largest number  (3488) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 1503 are boys and  1985  are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

                            Among the child labourers,   2201 (39.2%) belong to SC,  40 (0.7 %) belong to ST,  1647 (29.3 %) belong to MBC and  1614 (28.7%) belong to BC. Only   3 (0.5%)  children belong to other communities. 

                            35 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Rag picking (27). 5581 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (1511)             sheep rearing (1130), cattle grazing (884), Street Vendors (149) and Biscuit and bakery products (252).

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Erode District

                               The survey of child labour in   Erode District has identified    2243        child labourers. Of these 1183 are boys and  1060  are girls. 

                               Substantial number of child workers has been identified in  Bhavani(283), Dharapuram (68), Erode panchayat union(186), Gopichettipalayam (191), Modakurichi (214), Sathiyamangalam (427) and Uthukuli (157).

 

                               447 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 222   are boys and      225  are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys. 1816 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 975   are boys and  841  are girls. 

                               235 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        122 are boys and   113    are girls.       495 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,    252  are boys and  243 are girls. The largest number   1513  is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them    809  are boys and 704 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

                               Among the child labourers,  770 (34 %) belong to SC, 46(2 %) belong to ST,  1059 (47.4%) belong to MBC and  344 (15.5%) belong to BC. Only   24(1%)  children belong to other communities. 

                              447 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (130), Production of Dye and its products(31) and cotton ginning (82). 1816   children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (375), sheep rearing (173), cattle grazing (68) and shops and establishments (48).

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Kanniyakumari District

                                The survey of child labour in   Kanniyakumari   District has identified      822      child labourers. Of these  562  are boys and  260  are girls. 

                               Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Nagercoil Municipality (84), Killiyoor (96), Munchirai (86), Thovalai (38), Aralvaimozhy (44), Kilkuzam (44), Kollamcode (56), Thenthamaraikolam (104). 

                                288  children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 188    are boys and      100 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  534 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 374   are boys and    160   are girls. 

                                36   of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        24 are boys and 12   are girls. 186 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      126 are boys and 60 are girls. The largest number (600) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 412 are boys and 188 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

                               Among the child labourers, 84 (10.2%) belong to SC, 16 (1.9%) belong to ST, 202 (24.6%) belong to MBC and 518 (63%) belong to BC. Only2 (0.2%) children belong to other communities. 

                                288 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction (56) and Coir (106). 534 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (104), fishing (126 ).

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Karur District

The survey of child labour in  Karur District has identified 1071 child labourers. Of these  508 are boys and 563 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Karur Municipality (94), Kulithalai (163), Thogaimalai (331), Aravakurichi (107) and Krishnarayapuram (217).  

10 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them boys (Nil) and   10 are girls. Only girls child labourers are found.  1062 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them   508 are boys and   554    are girls. 

200 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        98 are boys and 102 are girls. 289 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 144 are boys and 145 are girls. The largest number (582) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 266 are boys and 316 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14.

Among the child labourers, 230 (21.5 %) belong to SC,  3(0.2%) belong to ST, 504 ( 47 %) belong to MBC and 304 (28.4%) belong to BC. Only    30(2.8%) children belong to other communities. 

10 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. 1062 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 13 ), sheep rearing ( 15). 

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Madurai District

The survey of child labour in Madurai  District has identified  132          child labourers. Of these 91 are boys and 41 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Madurai Corporation (17), kallikudi (18), Kottampatti (20), Madurai East (14), Shedapatti (10), Vadipatti (18) and Thirupurankundram (10). 

49 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them  29 are boys and  20 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  83 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  62 are boys and 21 are girls. 

7 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        6 are boys and girl (1).  26 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 20 are boys and 6 are girls. The largest number (99) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them       65 are boys and 34 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 50 ( 37.9%) belong to SC, 1 (0.8%) belong   to ST,  29 (22%)  belong  to  MBC  and  52 (39.4%)  belong  to   BC.   Children  belong to other communities (Nil). 

49 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Matches manufacturing (16) and Construction Industry(9). 83 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 27), and shops and establishments (13). 

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Nagapattinam District

The survey of child labour in  Nagapattinam   District has identified            864 child labourers. Of these 543 are boys and  321 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Mayiladuthurai (41), Nagapattinam Municipality (114), Keelaiyur (50), Kollidam (67), Kuttalam (52), Mayiladuthurai Panchayat union (214), Nagapattinam Panchayat Union (93) and Thirumarugal (105). 

35 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 33 are boys and  2 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  829 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 510     are boys and 319  are girls. 

159  of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        102 are boys and 57  are girls. 313 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      183 are boys and 130   are girls. The largest number ( 392)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 258 are boys and 134 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 369 (42.7%) belong to SC, 6 (0.6%) belong to ST, 343 ( 39.7 %) belong to MBC and 146 (16.9%) belong to BC. Only     children belong to other communities (Nil). 

35 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction industry (23) and Automobile repairs (4). Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 424 ), sheep rearing ( 29), cattle grazing ( 28), Fishing (116) and shops and establishments (8). 

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Perambalur District

The survey of child labour in  Perambalur District has identified            96 child labourers. Of these 72 are boys and 24 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Andimadam (21), Ariyalur (29), Jayankondom (19), Sendurai (7) and Veppur (5). 

56  children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 34  are boys and  22 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  40 Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 38 are boys and  2 are girls. 

3 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        3 are boys and girls (Nil). 18 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 15 are boys and 3 are girls. The largest number  (75 ) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 54 are boys and 21 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 39 ( 40.6%) belong to SC, 1 (0.1%) belong to ST,  40( 41.7%) belong to MBC and  16 (16.7%) belong to BC. Only     children belong to other communities. 

56 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are lock making (16) and  weaving ( 30). 37 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 10), Sheep rearing (3) and Catering  establishments ( 24).

 

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Sivaganga District

The survey of child labour in Sivaganga District has identified            140 child labourers. Of these 91are boys and 49 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Ilayangudi (34), Manamadurai (9), Sakkottai (23) and  Sivagangai (24).  

50 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 26 are boys and 24 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  90 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 65 are boys and  25 are girls. 

5 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        2 are boys and 3 are girls. 36 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,  19 are boys and 17 are girls. The largest number ( 99) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 70 are boys and 29 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 24 (17.1%) belong to SC, (Nil  %) belong to ST,  23 (16.4%) belong to MBC and 85(60.7 %) belong to BC. Only 8(5.7%)  children belong to other communities. 

50 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (34). 90 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (27 ), Street Vendors (13).

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The Nilgiris District

The survey of child labour in  Nilgiris District has identified            164 child labourers. Of these 92 are boys and 72 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Kothagiri (24), Devarshola (35), Gudalur (41) and  Nelliyalam (64).  

2 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 2 are boys  and  girls (Nil). Only boys child labourers are found. 162 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 90 are boys and 72 are girls. 

28 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them 15 are boys and 13 are girls.  34 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 19    are boys and 15 are girls. The largest number  ( 102) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 58 are boys and 44 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 71 (43.3 %) belong to SC, 47 (28.7%) belong to ST,  2 (1.2%) belong to MBC and 44 (26.8%) belong to BC. Only     children belong to other communities (Nil). 

2 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Auto mobile repair (2). 162 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (142). 

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Villupuram District

The survey of child labour in  Villupuram District has identified            252 child labourers. Of these 146 are boys and 106 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Chinna Salem (30), Koliyanur (36),  Rishivanviam (18), Thirunavalur (44) and Ulundurpet (30).  

72 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 62 are boys and  10 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls. 180 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 84 are boys and 96 are girls. 

8 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        4 are boys and  6 are girls. 66 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 26 are boys and  40 are girls. The largest number  ( 176)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 116 are boys and 60 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 88 (34.9%) belong to SC,  ST (Nil), 144 (57%) belong to MBC and 20 (7.9%) belong to BC. Other communities (Nil). 

72 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction (12), Automobile repair and maintenance (18), Stone breaking (20) and Brick-klins (16). 180 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (132 ), Street vendors (14) and shops and establishments ( 14).

 

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Thanjavur District

The survey of child labour in  Thanjavur District has identified             358 child labourers. Of these 233 are boys and 125 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Thanjavur Municipality (31), Ammapet (35), Kumbakonam (31), Thiruppanandal (43) and Thiruvadaimaruthur (46). 

30 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them19 are boys and  11 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls. 328 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  214 are boys and 114 are girls. 

19 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        12 are boys and 7 are girls. 82 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 52 are boys and 30 are girls. The largest number  ( 257) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 169are boys and 88 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

 Among the child labourers,  109  belong to SC,  3 belong to ST,  104  belong to MBC and 140 belong to BC. Other communities (2). 

30  children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (20). 328 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (240), cattle grazing (10).

 

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Thiruvarur District

The survey of child labour in  Thiruvarur District has identified            460 child labourers. Of these  277 are boys and 183 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Kodavasal (84),  Koradacherri (80), Nannilam (69), Needamangalam (66) and  Valangaiman (64). 

33 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 29 are boys and  4 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  427 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 248 are boys and 179 are girls. 

33 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        22 are boys and 11 are girls.  112 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,  63   are boys and 49 are girls. The largest number  (315)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 192 are boys and 123 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 191(41.5%) belong to SC, 3 (0.4%) belong to ST, 93(20.2 %) belong to MBC and 173 (37.6%) belong to BC. Other communities (Nil).

33 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction (15). 427 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (85), sheep rearing (20), cattle grazing (26) and shops and establishments (31). 

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Pudukottai District

The survey of child labour in Pudukottai District has identified  382        child labourers. Of these  170 are boys and 212  are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Arantangi (28), Gandarvakottai (98), Karambakudi (111), Kunnandarkoil (54), Pudukottai (19) and Thiruvarankulam (35).     

17 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 6 are boys and 11 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  365 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 164  are boys and 201 are girls. 

45 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them  20 are boys and 25 are girls.  98 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,  37 are boys and 61 are girls. The largest number  ( 239) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 113 are boys and 126 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 68 (17.8%) belong to SC,  ST (Nil), 235 (61.5%) belong to MBC and 75 (19.6) belong to BC. Only 4(1%) children belong to other communities. 

17 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Construction (5) and Gem cutting (7). 365 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (34), sheep rearing ( 73) and cattle grazing ( 19).

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Ramanathapuram District

The survey of child labour in Ramanathapuram District has identified            937 child labourers. Of these 448 are boys and  491  are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Paramakudi (47), Bogalur (175), Kadaladi (117), Kamuthi (77), Paramakudi (167), Ramanathapuram (59) and RS Mangalam (73). 

307 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 130 are boys and 177  are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  631 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 317 are boys and   314 are girls. 

169 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        98 are boys and 71 are girls. 214 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 118   are boys and 96 are girls. The largest number ( 554)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 230 are boys and 324 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 273( 29.1%) belong to SC, 1(0.1%) belong to ST, 233 (24.9%) belong to MBC and 422(45%) belong to BC. Only 8(0.9%)    children belong to other communities. 

307 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (147) and Brick-klins (159).  631 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 206), sheep rearing (51), and Fishing (148). 

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Salem District

The survey of child labour in Salem District has identified            7947 child labourers. Of these 4546 are boys and 3401 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Salem (810), Ayodhyapattinam (689), Kolathur (525), Penamarathupatti (591) Peddanaickampalay (514), Sankari (430), Salem Panchayat Union (502), Tharamangalam (695) and Vazhapadi (659). 

2334 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 1456 are boys and 878 are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls.  5613 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 3090 are boys and 2523 are girls. 

865 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them  493 are boys and 372 are girls. 2004 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,   1075  are boys and  929  are girls. The largest number ( 5078) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 2978 are boys and 2100 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 1653 ( 20.8%) belong to SC, 576(7.2%) belong to ST,  4505(56.7%) belong to MBC and 1186(14.9%) belong to BC. Only     27 (0.3%) children belong to other communities. 

                              2334 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (995) and Auto mobile and maintenance (221), Stone breaking (158), coir making (341), Beedi making (67) and Construction Industry (70). 5613 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 997), sheep rearing (438), cattle grazing ( 144), Tailoring (59), Silver anklets manufacturing (650) and shops and establishments (102).

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Theni District

The survey of child labour in   Theni District has identified  1683 child labourers. Of these 857 are boys and 826 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in  Cumbum (109), Andipatti (412), Podinayakanur (121), Chinnamanur (210) and Uthamapalayam (165). 

120 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 51 are boys and 69 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys. 1687 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 861 are boys and 826 are girls. 

633 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them       323 are boys and 310 are girls.  599 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      311 are boys and 288 are girls. The largest number  ( 565) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 278 are boys and 297 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 550 (32.9%) belong to SC, 15 (1.2%) belong to ST,  438 (25.7%) belong to MBC and 679 (40%) belong to BC. Only 1(0.5%)    children belong to other communities. 

                              120 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (15), cotton ginning (59) and Auto mobile maintenance  ( 11). 1687 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 489), sheep rearing (160), cattle grazing ( 232) and shops and establishments (92).

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Thiruchirapalli District

The survey of child labour in  Tiruchirapalli  District has identified            866 child labourers. Of these 538 are boys and 328 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Tirchy Corporation (123), Manaparai Municipality (99), Manachanallaur (126), Musiri (110), Thiruverumbur (80) and Thathayangarpet (65).  

62 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 25  are boys and 37  are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  804 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  513 are boys and 291 are girls. 

81 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        49 are boys and 32 are girls. 136 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 75     are boys and 61are girls. The largest number  (649) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them  414  are boys and  235 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 127 ( 14.7%) belong to SC,  12 (1.4%) belong to ST, 290 (33.5%) belong to MBC and 437 (50.5%) belong to BC. Only     437 (50.5) children belong to other communities. 

62 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Gem cutting (44) and Manufacturing of slate pencil( 11). 804 children are engaged in non hazardous occupations Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (792). 

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Tirunelveli District

The survey of child labour in  Thirunelveli District has identified            4453 child labourers. Of these  2036 are boys and 2417 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Tirunelveli Corporation (271), Sankarankoil (110), Alangulam (170), Kadayam (184), Kadayanallur (172), Kurivikulam (340), Manur (326), Melaneelithanallur (460) and Sankarankoil Panchayat union (635).  

1780  children are in hazardous occupations. Among them  397   are boys and 1383 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys. 2720 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 1676  are boys and 1044 are girls. 

160 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        88 are boys and 72 are girls. 767 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 381   are boys and  386 are girls. The largest number  ( 3526) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them  1567 are boys and  1959 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 1268(28.2%) belong to SC, 73(2.6%) belong to ST,   1192 ( 26.7%) belong to MBC and 1877 (42.6%) belong to BC.  Children belong to other communities (43). 

1780 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. 2720 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them the most prominent are weaving (80), Manufacturing of matches (287) and Beedi making (957). Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (487), sheep rearing (368), cattle grazing (359) and shops and establishments (219). 

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Tuticorin District

The survey of child labour in  Tuticorin District has identified  2655           child labourers. Of these  1491 are boys and  1164 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Kovilpatti Municipality (125), Tuticorin Municipality (249), Kayathar (200), Kovilpatti Panchayat Union (339), Pudur (321) and Santhankulam (236).  

460 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 135  are boys and  325 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.   2195 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them  1356 are boys and  839 are girls. 

139 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them   87 are boys and 52 are girls.  617 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 347     are boys and 270 are girls. The largest number  ( 1899)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 1057 are boys and 842 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 542 (20.4%) belong to SC, 1(0.04%) belong to ST,  695 (26.2%) belong to MBC and 931(35.1%) belong to BC. Only     486 (18.3%) children belong to other communities. 

460 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are Beedi making (31) and Manufacturing of matches (266). 2195 children are in non-hazardous occupation.  Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 101), sheep rearing (97), cattle grazing (38), shops and establishments ( 370),  Fishing (168) and Catering establishment (47). 

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Vellore District

The survey of child labour in Vellore District has identified 4204           child labourers. Of these  2332 are boys and  1872 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in  Vellore Municipality (137), Allangayam (136), Arakonam (181), Kudiyatham (784), Jolarpet (476), Natrampalli (224), Sholingar (270) and Thirupathur (271). 

1625 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 847  are boys  and  778  are girls. It may be seen that boys outnumber girls. 2579 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 1485  are boys and  1094 are girls. 

353 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them      182  are boys and 171 are girls. 980 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,     547  are boys and 433  are girls. The largest number  (  2871)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 1603 are boys and 1268 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 881 (20.21%) belong to SC, 75 (1.8%) belong to ST,  1539 (36.6%) belong to MBC and 1421 (33.8%) belong to BC. Only     288 (6.9%) children belong to other communities. 

1625 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (110), Beedi making (787), Manufacturing of matches (93), Agarbathi making (244), Construction industry (65), Automobile repair and maintenance (71) and Brick kilns (62). 2579 children are in non-hazardous occupation Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie ( 959       ), sheep rearing ( 202), cattle grazing (154),  shops and establishments ( 76) and Tailoring (55). 

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Thiruvallur District

The survey of child labour in   Thiruvallur District has identified 1153            child labourers. Of these 571 are boys and 582 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Gummudipoondi (114), Kadambathur (159), Minjur (82), R.K. pet (88), Thiruvallur (153), Thiruthani (207). 

  454 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 196 are boys     and 258 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  699 Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 391 are boys and 308   are girls. 

281 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        126 are boys and 155 are girls. 400 Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      201 are boys and 199 are girls. The largest number  (472)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 244 are boys and 228 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 312 (27%) belong to SC, 235(20.4%) belong to ST, 230(19.9%) belong to MBC and 370(32%) belong to BC. Only  6(0.5%)   children belong to other communities. 

454 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (156), construction industry  (55), brick-kiln and roof tiles units (122). Among 699 non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (248)              sheep rearing (87), shops and establishments (57), tailoring (67) and  fishing (62). 

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Virudhunagar District

The survey of child labour in Virudhunagar District has identified     6838 child labourers. Of these 3094  are boys and 3744 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in  Sivakasi Municipality (396), Aruppukottai (564), Kariapatti (1612), Sathur (612), Sivakasi Panchayat Union (370), Vembakottai (418) and Virudhunagar Panchayat Union (762). 

1640 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 500 are boys and 1140 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  5358 Children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 2670 are boys and 2688 are girls. 

648 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them 330  are boys and 318 are girls. 1884 Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 888  are boys and 996 are girls. The largest number (4306) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 1876 are boys and 2430 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 2156 (31.2%) belong to SC, 10(0.1%) belong to ST,  2812 (41%) belong to MBC and 1584 (2.3%) belong to BC. Only     276 (4.4%)  children belong to other communities.

1640 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (106) and manufacture of matches (1054), cotton ginning (126), manufacture of fire works (144), automobile repair and maintenance (36). Among 5358 non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (530), sheep rearing (672), cattle grazing (282) and shops and establishments (392), tailoring (78), catering establishments (82). 

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Thiruvannamalai District

The survey of child labour in   Thiruvannamalai  District has identified  1427  child labourers. Of these  795 are boys and  632 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Pudhupalayam (225), Arni (197), Arni West (169), Chengam (132), Jawadhu Hills (100), Tiruvannamalai (95) and Thellar (55) Panchayat Unions, Arni (69) and Thiruvannamalai (48) Municipalities and Pernamallur (44) Town Panchayat. 

423 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them 216  are boys and 207 are girls. It may be seen that girls outnumber boys.  1004 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them 579 are boys and 425 are girls. 

60 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them         27 are boys and 33 are girls.  319 Child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these, 174     are boys and 145 are girls. The largest number (1048) is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 594 are boys and 454 are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 398 (28%) belong to SC, 127 (8.8%) belong to ST, 427 (30%) belong to MBC and 466 (32.5%) belong to BC. Only  9 (0.6%) children belong to other communities. 

423 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (268) and carpet weaving (40). Among 1013 non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (429), sheep rearing (142), cattle grazing (102) and shops and establishments (56). 

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Namakkal District

The survey of child labour in   Namakkal  District has identified            3229 child labourers. Of these 1735 are boys and 1494 are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Komarapalayam (461), Erumapatti (238), Kabilarmalai (155), Namakkal (168), Pallipalayam (737), Puduchatram (189), Vennandur (125), Alampalayam (137) and Pallipalayam (197). 

1617 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them  827 are  boys and   790    are girls. It may be seen that girls out number boys.        1612 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them   908  are boys and   704    are girls. 

259 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        126 are boys and 133 are girls.       852 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,      439 are boys and  413  are girls. The largest number  ( 2118 )is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them  1170  are boys and 948       are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers, 809 ( 25.1 %) belong to SC,   16 ( 0.5  %) belong to ST,      1044  ( 32.3  %) belong to MBC and   1356      ( 42%) belong to BC.   Children belong to other communities (4). 

1617 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are beedi making (34), cotton ginning (120), automobile repair and maintenance (66). Among 1612 non-hazardous occupations,   the most prominent are coolie (734), sheep rearing (98), cattle grazing (50) and shops and establishments (29). 

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Kancheepuram District

The survey of child labour in  Kancheepuram    District has identified  3417          child labourers. Of these  1806        are boys and  1611   are girls. 

Substantial number of child workers has been identified in Kancheepuram municipality (383), Chitamur (120), Kancheepuram Panchayat union (560), Kattankulathur (232), Kunrathur (296), Sriperumbudur (245), Uthiramerur (169) and Wallajabad (579). 

263 children are in hazardous occupations. Among them  179   are boys and    84   are girls. It may be seen that boys  outnumber girls.    3154 children are in non-hazardous occupation. Among them   1627  are boys and  1527     are girls. 

429 of the child labourers are aged less than 9 years. Among them        246 are boys and  183     are girls.   727 child labourers are in the age of 9 12. Of these,    371  are boys and  356   are girls. The largest number  (2250)is in the age group of 12 14 years. Among them 1180  are boys and  1070  are girls. The District Administration can admit children in the age group of 5 9 straight away to regular schools. Special schools are required for the children in the age group 9 14. 

Among the child labourers,  1025  ( 30%) belong to SC,    228  (6.7   %) belong to ST,  1127      ( 33  %) belong to MBC and   1032      ( 30 %) belong to BC. Only   5(0.1%)  children belong to other communities. 

263      children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among them the most prominent are weaving (125) and Automobile maintenance (26). 3154 children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Among non-hazardous occupations, the most prominent are coolie (338), sheep rearing (62), cattle grazing (70) and Handicraft (199). 

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