Chapter III - Policy and Legal Framework

safeguard the rights and interests of  women provided under the constitution and other laws.
Child Labor (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 This Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 in factories, mines and in other forms of hazardous employment including construction, and regulates the working conditions of children in other employment. Applicable
As the project is likely to take up construction activity for market up-gradation, it needs to ensure that the project or any contractors engaged by the project do not employ child labour.
Minimum Wages Act 1948 & Notification of the Government of Maharashtra (June 2000) This Act provides for fixing minimum wages to be paid to unskilled temporary workers. It also provides for equal wage payment to men and women labourers for the same work. Applicable
As the project is likely to take up construction of market infrastructure, it needs to ensure that the project or any contractors engaged by the project pay wages as per the Act and that there is wage disparity for men and women workers for the same work.
Issues related to  
HIV/ AIDS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Migrant labour is identified as a high risk group for HIV incidence and advocates preventive measures like awareness building, counseling through NGO partnership and treatment.
 

 
Applicable
As project investments are likely to involve engagement of migrant labour, adequate arrangement is required to be in place to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS and reference for medical treatment.

3.2.3   Policies relevant to agriculture marketing :
There have been recent changes and reforms in the policies related to agriculture marketing. These are summarized below:      

Act/Rule/Policy Brief introduction of the Act/Rule/Policy Relevance to the Project
I Policies relevant to agriculture marketing
Model APMC Act, 2003 This Act promotes development of competitive marketing environment and brings professionalism in the
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