ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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INDUSTRY-Health Hazards of Cotton Textile Workers

February 16, 1985 cognisance of the cry for help of the Hari- jans. Most of the accused were arrested many days after the event. The urban areas of Broam and Ankleshwar and the coastal areas of Broach district are notorious for smuggling, black-marketing, gambling, matka and illicit distilling of alcoholic beverages and illegal arms deals and many types of anti-social activities. Goondas and musclemen flourish in these areas. Ordinary people wonder how these persons operate in broad daylight if the police do not extent to them some patronage. In these areas the poor live not under the rule of the Government of India but Goonda Rule. Anyone belonging to the SC and ST communities who refuses to bow down before the dominant community is in danger of being deprived of his life and property. Several murders of this nature TEXTILE mills are the most important source of employment for industrial workers in India, and it has been estimated that nearly one and half million workers are employed in these mills. Despite this and the fact that these mills have been the scene of several working class struggles, working condition in most of the textile mils are known to be very bad. Dust, heat, noise, contact with dangerous chemicals and high frequency of accidents are the most common occupational hazards.

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