Impact of COVID on Children

Part of: GS Mains II – Child welfare; Social issue 


  • Several children from poor families have returned to rag-picking or begging, as their parents lost jobs due to lockdown. 

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  • Section 76 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 prohibits employment of children for begging. 

Juvenile delinquency on the rise  

  • Juvenile delinquency is defined as an individual under the age of 18 who fails to abide by the laws. 
  • Due to temporary closure of schools, children spend more time working rather than studying. 

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