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Gujarat HC constituted panel to ensure amenities to labourers at Alang ship-breaking yard

Jul 27, 2015 12:27 IST

Gujarat High court on 25 July 2015 constituted a four-member panel to ensure basic amenities like housing and hospital for labourers at Alang ship-breaking yard in Bhavnagar district following a public interest Litigation.

The panel will comprise of Secretary of State Health department as chairman, District Collector of Bhavnagar, Deputy General Manager of Gujarat Maritime Board and a representative of Ship Recycling Industries Association of India.

The panel will be directed to examine the aspect of starting of the hospital at the earliest by Maritime Board itself or through Employee’s State Insurance Corporation.

The court also asked for a report from the panel with regard to construction and allotment of 1000 housing units for labourers. The committee can take help of any government agency. The panel was asked to submit the report by 5 August 2015.

The PIL was filed by a resident of Bhavnagar city stating that the laborers at Alang ship breaking yard lack facilities like proper residential accommodation, hospitals for emergency medical treatment and sanitation which are guaranteed under the labour laws. The PIL also sought proper coastal security and control of pollution.

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