The district child protection officials of Raipur rescued 26 child laborers who were working in a biscuit factory, they have been sent back to their homes.
The district child protection officials carried out a raid in the biscuit factory.
N Swarnkar, an officer in the District Child Protection Unit of Raipur, said, “We will do their counselling on Saturday and take action against the factory management.”
He added, “On June 10 also the district child protection officers had rescued 24 children. This drive which started on June 10 will last till Saturday.”
In 2016, the Child Labor Act came into law.
The law says a “child” is defined as a person below the age of 15. Employment of a child is prohibited in any field, including domestic help.
It is a criminal offense in India to employ a child in work if he/she is below 15-years-old.