ADILABAD: Production has come to a halt at the Sirpur Paper Mills in Kagaznagar again in a month.
There was a blast in the soda recovery boiler on Saturday following which production at all the eight units in the mill has been stopped from Sunday. The paper mills will remain closed for the next 20 days, Mills PRO Narayana Sarma said. There can be no production without the boiler, he added. The factory earns `1.20 crore per day. According to the workers, there had been a leak in the boiler last week and the management got it repaired and continued with the work. On Saturday, there was a blast in the boiler and four workers suffered minor injuries. They are obtaining treatment at Ramki ESI hospital on the mill premises.
Every six months, industrial officers inspect the mills and send a report on the situation to the Hyderabad office but that has not been happening for the last two years. The workers also complained that the management was not taking steps for their welfare. In the last one month, 12 workers were injured due to blasts in the mill. Much of the equipment in the mill is outdated and that is the reason behind frequent blasts, they said.