Despite Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, there are 10.1 million working children between the age of 5 to 14 in India.
In India, the problem of Child Labour continues to pose a challenge before our government. With very little or no exposure and access to education, children are often left in the lurch, with no choice but to start working. As per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, amended in 2016, it is a cognizable criminal offense to employ a Child for any work, yet there are 10.1 million working children between the age of 5 to 14 in India.
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