According to Census research- India, 35.3% of population is under the age of 18. However, most of the children are engaged in the worst forms of child labor like working in motor shops, carrying building stone work, production of garments, making crackers and this list goes on.
In a way to stop this, Karnataka government has decided to cut the electricity supply of factories or shops who employs children.
According to a report by Times Now, the Supreme Court of India has given a favourable judgment for the plea “Campaign against Child Labour Karnataka”, against the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
According to this, any company/shop/factory that violates the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and Section 24 of the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961/Factories Act, 1948, can have its power supply disconnected altogether.
Hoping that this step will help in eradicating child labor in India, which adversely affects the millions of children lives across India.
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