Ahmedabad: Labour and Employment department issued closure order to Nandan Denim Ltd after death of labours in a major fire.
According to AFES official, they received a call at 5.48pm on Saturday (8th Feb 2020) about a major blaze in the premises of Nandan Denim Ltd on Narol-Pirana road.
Director Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), which functions under the Labour and Employment department has issued a closure notice to Nandan Denim Ltd after a major fire in its denim factory on Narol-Pirana Road. The major fire had erupted in the factory on Saturday (8th Feb 2020) evening. The severity of the blaze was such that it took the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services long time to put it off. Dead bodies of workers were recovered
from the facility by the firefighters. Following the incident, DISH, which functions under the Labour and Employment department, issued a closure order to the denim manufacturing facility on Sunday (9th Feb 2020)
“Government issued a closure order to the facility so that more lives are not put at risk. We will review the safety aspects before allowing resumption of manufacturing operations,” said Vipul Mittra, additional chief secretary of Labour and Employment department.
Mittra also said that Nandan Denim will pay ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs each to the next of kin of the deceased workers. “Moreover, the company will also provide a job to one family member of each of the deceased workers based on their qualification,” he added.
Narol Police on Sunday afternoon filed an FIR against SIX promoters and employee of the firm under IPC section 304(culpable homicide not amounting to murder)