The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act
The practice of employing or engaging children in any sort of economic activity on a full time or part- time basis is known as Child Labour. Growth of the informal economy, poverty, lack of good schools are primarily the reasons for Child Labour. This practice is hindrance in the mental as well as physical development of children as it deprives them of the most important phase of their life – their childhood. Children of or below the age of 14 years are strictly prohibited from being employed in hazardous occupations, as per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986. The list of hazardous occupations is curated under the act itself. There have been additions to this list in the years 2006 and 2008.