Indian child rights organisation, Maya, has published a damning report on the growing incidence of child labour in the sericulture sector in Channapatna and Ramanagaram talukas of Bangalore. In an extensive study, the group found that Karnataka - the largest silk producing state in the country - makes extensive use of child workers. The report's findings are shocking and highlight the fact that industry chiefs and Government officials choose to ignore the issue despite the fact that children are working in appalling conditions.