Bhubaneswar:12/12/19: The State has recorded a substantial decrease in fatal chemical accidents in hazardous industries during the last ten years.
This was known from the State Crisis Management Group Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Loksebha Bhawan conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Labor, Employment and ESI Anu Garg outlined the issues for discussion.
Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary Tripathy directed the department to sharpen the preventive enforcement and response mechanism through close monitoring and team operation.
Labor Commissioner-cum-Director Boiler & Factories Niranjan Sahu appraised, there are 4490 factories and 2497 boilers in the State. Out of the 35 factories are major hazardous accident-prone factories.Secretary Industry Hemant Kumar Sharma, Secretary Electronics and Information Technology Manoj Mishra, Special Secretary Home Santosh Bala, Director Fire Service, Sunil Roy, Special Secretary Labor, Employment and ESI UmakantaNayak along with senior officers from concerned departments and factories participated in the discussions.