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Child Labour Policies

The Policy of the Government on the issue of Child Labour The National Policy on Child Labour declared in August, 1987, contains the action plan for tackling the problem of Child Labour. It envisages:

  • A legislative action plan: The Government has enacted the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 to prohibit the engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the conditions of work of children in certain other employments.
  • Focusing and convergence of general development programmes for benefiting children wherever possible, A Core Group on convergence of various welfare schemes of the Government has been constituted in the Ministry of Labour & Employment to ensure that, the families of the Child Labour are given priority for their upliftment.
  • Project-based action plan of action for launching of projects for the welfare of working children in areas of high concentration of Child Labour.


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