The ministry will monitor whether any child is used in risky works of rawhide preservation, transportation and processing, said a press release.
Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on August 1.
The ministry, for the first time, issued a letter to the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment directing to take necessary measured in this regard ahead of Eid.
The rawhide industry is not healthy due to the use of acid and other chemicals in the processing that have negative impact on children’s mental and physical development, the letter said.
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Thirty-eight works of rawhide industry were noted as risky in 2013, and no child labour can be used in such risky jobs, it added.
Shibnath Roy, Director General of Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment, said tannery and rawhide industry have been made child labour free and the process will continue.