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Every nation strives to improve the quality of lives of its people which can be achieved by the level of economic development it attains. Rapid industrialisation is one of the most important national activities which can trigger the economic development and quality of life of its citizens. And that is the very reason that government is highly interested in the development of industries. Welfare activities in India were largely influenced by philanthropists and social workers. Through the review of literature it is seen that the condition of labour, in the initial stage was very miserable. Later on, a number of acts were passed by the Government to affect various welfare measures and improve the condition of the labour. The present study makes an attempt to understand the condition of the labour class during the inception of the legislations and the changes that had taken place over the years.