Child labor should be eliminated because it takes away from the child his childhood and the prospect of elementary education. Moreover, since the child laborers are cheap, and consequently engaged in hazardous and dangerous employment, they are often vulnerable to mental and physical illness. In order to curb this problem, it is important to make education easily accessible. Apart from that, the parents must be made aware of the consequences of working in harmful environments. It is also important to make the public aware of the fact that child labor is a criminal offence and is punishable under law. The government must ensure stricter child labor laws and that the offenders are punished.