Ours is an industrial area, which makes saris and women garments of the latest variety.
The small scale industry needed hands that did not ask for lots of pay.
The masters of the machines had jobs for families with a secure income all through the year, who would refuse.
Caught in this circle were the children, till a few years ago, but not any more,
thanks to the awareness of the parents, and the group that would seek and search those who had children as wage earners, and stop them.
It is a wonderful sight to see the happy children doing a hippety hip skippety skip to school, relieved of the chores of work for the tender hands.