Labourmin wants national policy on safety at workplaces
The concept of triple ‘P’ bottom line— accountability of people, planet and profit — has become a necessity for achieving sustainable economic growth and making India a global manufacturing hub, Kharge said. “It is essential that the manufacturers need to initiate continual improvement in programmes with an aim to achieve zero accidents in their organisation and improved productivity,’’ he said.
Citing industrial accidents such as the deadly gas leak in Union Carbide’s unit in Bhopal and the Sivakasi fire , the minister said ‘‘accidental losses are detrimental to growth.’’
‘‘I am sure you are all aware that the cost of an accident is very much high compared to that of its prevention,’’ he said.
India is aiming to the raise the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% in 10 years from the present 17% to attain high economic growth of 9-10% and generate 100 million jobs in the next 10 years.
As companies aim to expand their output faster, the risks of accident also rises.
In the mining sector, for instance, fatality rate
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