Melauli municipality of Baitadi district has been declared child-labour free zone.
Chief Administrative Officer of Melauli municipality, Jagadish Prasad Joshi, shared with the completion of all indicators required for the declaration of a child labour-free zone, Melauli was declared a child-free municipality amidst a programme. The government has set a target to make Nepal a child labour-free country by 2082.
On the occasion, Mayor Bhim Bahadur Chand said the situation of child labour in the municipality would be identified and initiatives would be taken to address the problem of child labour in the coming days.
Different programmes including onsite survey, collection of details of child labourers and identification of the children at possible risk were launched in order to make the municipality child labour free.