Child labor to be eliminated in seven years: Minister Bista

Published On: June 12, 2018 01:35 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, June 12: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista today said Nepal would be rid of child labor in the next seven years. 

"Nepal has prepared 'National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labor' with the aim to end child labor by 2082 B.S. The Master Plan will get approved in some days" he said addressing a morning procession organised here on the occasion of World Day against Child Labor, 2018 jointly by the Ministry and various non-governmental organisations. 

Saying the government is committed to ensuring the rights of children to education and healthy lifestyle, he said all stakeholders, communities, civil society, non-governmental and governmental organisations should join hands to eliminate child labor. 

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