Child labour is prominent in rural India - 80% of working children live in India's villages, where most of them work in agriculture. Some of them also work in household industries and are employed in home-based businesses.
Children between 14-17 years engaged in hazardous work account for 62.8% of the India's child labour workforce, 10% of whom are hired in family enterprises. Over half of working adolescents do not study. This number is higher for adolescents doing dangerous work. It is not surprising that more boys than girls (38.7 million vs. 8.8 million) are forced into doing hazardous work