All India Youth Federation (AIYF) has sought enhancing the present age of 14 for compulsory education to 17 to abolish child labour practice.
Passing a resolution at the two-day state conference, the meet sought the government machinery to find out the socio-economic reasons which led to parents sending their wards to work.
The obnoxious practice of child labour cannot be eradicated unless a tangible solution is found out.
Yet another issue discussed at the conference was the Sumangali scheme implemented by the textile mills in Coimbatore district. Young girls are engaged as mill workers for paltry wages.
And they are sheltered in mill godowns in unhygienic conditions.
The meeting resolved to urge the state government to think in terms of streamlining the Sumangali scheme through a legislation to prevent girls being exploited by the mill owners.
In another resolution, the meet expressed concern over unemployment problem with live register crossing over 62 lakh.
Government jobs have taken a back seat with job-seekers anxiously waiting for a posting in the government departments.
Instead of giving away free-bies, the meeting suggested providing a government job to one person in a family. This alone would end unemployment crisis.