Modern History Simplified: Indian Factory Act 1891

Indian Factory Act 1891
  1. Increased the minimum age (from 7 to 9 years) and the maximum age (from 12 to 14 years) for children,
  2. Reduced maximum working hours for children to 7 hours a day.
  3. Fixed maximum working hours for women at 11 hours per day with an one-and-a-half hour interval (working hours for men were left unregulated),
  4. Provided a weekly holiday for all.
  5. But these laws did not apply to British-owned tea and coffee plantations where the labour was exploited ruthlessly and treated like slaves.

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