In a tragic incident, at least 7 workers lost their life when fire broke out in the unit of Nandan Denim, Ahmedabad on Saturday evening. The company is one of the well-known denim fabric producers in India.
The local media has quoted MF Dastoor, Chief Fire Officer of Ahmedabad that the metal structure shed did not have fire NOC, adding that the reason for fire has not yet been confirmed.
As per reports of Director Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), under Labour and Employment department has issued closure order to the unit so that more lives are not put at risk.
The company will pay ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased workers and will also provide job to one family member of each of the deceased workers based on their qualification.
As per Vipul Mittra, additional Chief Secretary, Labour and Employment department, the department will review the safety aspects before allowing resumption of production.
Team Apparel Resources approached company for its comment; however, company representatives did not answer any phone call, while response on mail is awaited.
The company has not disclosed so far about the loss incurred. With manufacturing capacities of 110 million metres per annum, Nandan Denim is associated with Chiripal Group that has a turnover of Rs. 6,000 crore.