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Odisha has recorded a substantial decrease in fatal chemical accidents in hazardous industries

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.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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