ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Exploitation of Children in Jaipur Gem Industry-II Health Hazards of Gem Polishing

The gem industry does not come under the purview of any labour laws and the Jaipur district census of 1981 does not even list it among major industries. While the industry may not be termed as 'intrinsically hazardous', systematic medical survey has never been undertaken. In fact there are hardly any reports of the exact nature of health damage or for that matter, of the extent of exploitation.

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