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India – Children assist with cane harvest in Uttar Pradesh [Registered]

According to officials of the education department, the average attendance of students in the primary and junior high schools is 65%, which plummets to 45% or less during harvest season, from November to April. Out of 232,000 students only 123,000 attend schools on a regular basis. District mid-day meal officer Rasu Kumar said, “We are trying our best to motivate parents to send children to school, though it is easier said than done.”…

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