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Time Bombs on Roads

The recent accident in Satara district of Maharashtra involving a petrol tanker is a telling commentary on the ineffective implementation of the state's pioneering legislation regulating the transport of hazardous material which was introduced last year.

Megahazards The New Threat

'Megahazards': The New Threat A Sushil Kumar THE last two decades have witnessed the rapid expansion of the oil and the chemical industry. The country has seen the emergence of huge petroleum installations and refineries, giant petrochemical complexes and a wide range of chemical industries. These include basic chemicals. agro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, dyestuffs, solvents and organic chemicals, alkalies and inorganic acids, plastics, paints, soaps, detergents, etc. Most of these industries involve large-scale operations. Apart from involving huge capital investments, they represent new types of hazards which pose a threat not just to the plant; but to the environment also.

MAHARASHTRA- New Code for Transport of Hazardous Materials-Indifferent Response from Industry

 is that for the last nearly 20 years the proportion, and very often even the number of women workers has declined in the pharmaceutical industry. This is borne out by the examples of Roche and Indo-Pharma. In both companies there has been an increase in the total number of workers
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