Factories act

Researchers who manage to contact the children estimate that around a fifth of the workers are children below 14 years, whose employment is barred under child labour prevention laws. Photo: Reuters<br />
Legislative amendments to the labour laws were signed of by the NDA govt’s Union Cabinet last week. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

A happy consensus on reforms

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The Union cabinet is pushing ahead with reforms to archaic legislation considered an impediment to output growth and employment creation in the labour-intensive manufacturing sector Photo: PTI<br />
NDA’s move to amend the labour laws came on the same day when BJP govt in Rajasthan approved amendments to three key labour laws—Industrial Disputes Act, Factories Act and Contract Labour Act. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

NDA govt moves to amend Factories Act

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Silicosis, the curse of Khambhat

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