The National Child Labour Project

The department has also successfully launched the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) in Dimapur district in 2008. Under this scheme, schools are established specifically for children below the age of 14 who are employed in those Occupations & Processes which are listed under hazardous category in the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986. Already 44 NCLP schools are functional in the district. Each NCLP school is for 50 children and is fully funded by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, GoI. The schools are run by 17 selected NGOs in the Dimapur district. The schools are meant for working children withdrawn from work and the main objective of the project is to mainstream these children to proper formal schools.