Legal Provisions Regarding Child Labour in India: To protect the Rights of Children

Pranav Ranga


This paper presents various legal provisions of child labour, for the purpose of protections and realizing the rights of the children in India.Children are future citizens of the Nation and their adequate development is utmost priority of the country. Unfortunately, child labor engulfs children across the world. In India are home to 25.96 crores individuals aged 5-14 years. Child labors are very alarming.The 2011 national census of India estimated total number of child labor aged 5–14 to be at 1.01 crores.Article 21A, Right to Education is providing free and compulsoryeducation to all children of the age of six to fourteen years. Another fundamental right Article 24: Prohibition ofEmployment of Children in Factoriesetc: No child below the age of fourteen yearsshall be employed to work in any factory/mine or engaged in any otherhazardous employment.

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