About 18,000 child workers are working in the high risk mechanical sector in Nepal, out of which 25 percent are at the age of 13 to 15, a report published here on Monday said.
According to the report on child labor conducted in 2005/06 jointly by Concern for Children and Environment-Nepal and Plan Nepal, nearly 45 percent of those children are working in motorcycle and auto repair centers and their average monthly income is below 2000 Nepali rupees (30 US dollars).
The report found that in 4,012 workshop, there are 36 children working in each of them and 61 percent are from southern Nepal's Terai region and hills. About 56 percent of the children are literate, 31 percent have completed primary education and 13 percent have completed secondary level.
The report has also recommended for controlling excessive alcohol use and smoking among such children, to reduce the child labors, to establish children development bank and to emphasis on child education.
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