Submission by the Additional Director, Industrial Safety & Health, Pune regarding fire in a chemical factory in Pune, killing 18 dated 15/06/2021.

The factory, M/s SVS Aqua Technologies LLP in Uravade, taluka Mulshi, district Pune made an application for grant of licence under Factories act 1948 on March 4, 2021. But it was learnt that the factory was operational for the last 2 to 3 years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In Re: News item published in the “Indian Express” dated 04.11.2020 titled “Ahmedabad: Nine killed as godown collapses after factory blast” dated 23/03/2021. The matter related to a blast at a chemical boiler factory at Pirana-Piplaj road, Ahemdabd on November 4, 2020 in which 13 people lost their lives and nine were injured.


Standing Committee on Labour (2014-15) present this Third Report on `The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014’ relating to the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

This report highlights serious labour rights and human rights violations faced by girls and young women employed in the Tamil Nadu spinning industry in South India, which is a major hub in the global knitwear sector, supplying some of the big name clothing brands including C&A, HanesBrands, Mothercare and Primark.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of NTPC Kahalagaon & Others Vs Nakul Das & Others dated 05/09/2014 regarding recruitment of labour in Kahalagaon Super Thermal Power Plant, Bihar. Preference was to be given, in various classes of such labour, to persons whose lands had been acquired for the construction of the said plant (Land Oustees).

A Bill further to amend the Factories Act, 1948. This Act may be called the Factories (Amendment) Act, 2014.

Today, we stand at a juncture where the chief beneficiaries of the neo-liberal model of “development” have succeeded in presenting it as the one best suited for everyone’s needs, which the Bharatiya Janata Party has used to garner electoral support. If we are honest about fighting Modi, it is time to seriously interrogate our complicity in the story of “development”.

Even groundwater in the area is polluted: residents

The Bangladesh tragedy exposes the callousness of the garment business. (Editorial)

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