Minister Bista: Child labour to be eliminated in seven years

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, today said Nepal would be rid of child labour in the next seven years.

“Nepal has prepared ‘National Master Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour’ with the aim to end child labour by 2082 BS. 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 Labour, 2018.

The procession was jointly organised by the Ministry and various non-governmental organisations.

Stating that the government is committed to ensuring the rights of children to education and healthy lifestyle, Minister Bista said, all stakeholders, communities, civil society, governmental and non-governmental organisations should join hands to eliminate child labour from the country.