Mahbubnagar factories turn deathtraps for workers

Published: 23rd August 2012 10:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2012 10:36 AM   |  A+A-

The deaths of workers in factories in Mahbubnagar district recently exposes yet again how these units are running without proper safety norms.

Gross negligence on the part of factory managements is snuffing out lives of migrant workers in the district. In the last two years, four persons died on an average every month in various factories. However, the factory managements suppress information about most of the deaths.

There are nearly 100 factories, big and small, in Shadnagar and Jadcherla, the industrial areas in the district. Of them, 60 percent are operating without valid licences. The fact came to light when officials said that only 25 factories were functioning in the district.

Of the total 100, 20 are steel factories. Many of the factories having licences were also found to be lacking in safety measures.

Despite the large number of deaths, the factories’ managements are continuing to enjoy impunity from law as majority of the workers are migrants, belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.

Moreover, majority of the cases being filed are against the officials in the factories but not against the management which are being gradually diluted.

The managements are apparently more interested in damage control than in preventing the damage.

Speaking to this paper, M Venkanna, chief inspector of factories, said that a special drive would be held to transform factories as ‘no-accident companies’.

During the drive, special camps would be held to create awareness about safety measures among factory officials and workers, he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp