Sunday, June 12, 2011

Probe death of 657 labourers in Odisha

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From: mohanlal panda <>
Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Subject: Probe death of 657 labourers in Odisha




New Delhi.




Greetings from PVCHR.

Please  refer to the news in the link:
The report refers to the lack of adequate and prescribed security measures for protect the lives of labourers in the industries and factories in Odisha. According to the Directorate of Factries and Boiler, 657 labourers have died in various factories due to accidents between 2001-09.
The report highlights major reasons for these deaths are like;
(1)non implementation of the security guideline,
(2) according to the government act, the inspectors of the state industry department, should visit the factory premises minimum four times a year to ensure safety and security of the labourers and proper implementation of safety guideline, which they do not do.
The CAG report highlights that the inspectors have not gone even ones to the factory complexes. It has been found out that between 2006-08, only 993 visits of high risk spots within the factories have been carried out from a scheduled 3276 visits.
Sri H.S.Mohanty, Director, Factories and Boiler Directorate, blames use of unskilled labourers hired through contractors by the factory owners for these deaths.Most of these hired labourers are farmers, according to the same report.
Sir, on behalf of PVCHR, I request you to investigate the death of so many labourers within the factory premises in Odisha. Responsibility should be fixed on those who flouted the safety guidelines. Compensation should be paid to the familiies and at least one family members must be properly rehabilitated by the state.
With regards


Dr. Mohanlal Panda

Advisor, PVCHR

B-202, Neelachal Appt, Plot-3, Sector-4

Dwarka, New Delhi-110075

Mobile: :+91-9818499296


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