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3.8 % in AP and 9.85% in Tamilnadu. With regard to Bayer complete CCP field visits data are available only for AP. The Karnataka CCP data are yet to be shared by the company. The CCP data for AP show 68 children working on farms. This is a net and not cumulative number. If children working are repeatedly found in several visits, only the visit with the highest number is taken into consideration. The proportion of children to the total work force is 11.2% and child per acre is 1.1 (table 5).

Table 4: CCP data for Monsanto

Tamilnadu

No. of Villages

186

Total Cotton seed production area

790.00 Ac

No. of farmers

1339.00

Total area monitored

343.00 Acres (43 %)

Net child labour found During the season

190

Net total laborers during the season

2117

Proportion of children to total workforce

9%

Child labour per acre

0.55

The CCP field visits data for Monsanto farms in Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu presented above were discussed by the state level CCP steering committee and the findings were mutually agreed to by all the steering committee members. A commonly agreed report with CCP data findings on Monsanto activities for 2006-07 was prepared by the CCP state level steering committee for public circulation. With regard to Bayer

Andhra Pradesh

No. of Villages

108

Total Cotton seed production area

2213.00 Acres

No. of farmers

1318.00

Total area monitored

2213.00 Acres

Net child labour found during the season

615

Net total labourers (adult + children) during the

16115

season

Proportion of children to total workforce

3.8%

Child labour per acre

0.28

No. of Villages

18

Total Cotton seed production area

61

No. of farmers

64

Total area monitored

61

Net child labour found during the season

68

Net total laborers during the season

606

Proportion of children to total workforce

11.2%

Child labour per acre

1.11

Table 5: CCP data for Bayer ( Andhra Pradesh)

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