The industrialists maintain that they are forced to run their businesses without these provisions, as they have neither the capacity to launch them nor any support from the government in this regard.
There are over 200 units in this industry, manufacturing mini LPG gas cylinders. This cluster employs over 10,000 people, belonging to the local area. It earns nearly Rs. 100 crore as collective annual turnover.
“We sell our products in various states of the country, but the amount of exports is low. This is an old industry, but we have not been able to grow it at the desired pace due to several problems,” says Vishal Chaudhary, one of the industrialists.
“ On account of the limited growth of the industry, the younger generation is not interested in joining it. The youth want to join multi-national industries for a better future,” he says.
“ The major problems faced by the industry are the absence of testing laboratories to ensure high-quality products, lack of technical knowledge among the small manufacturers, and lack of financial support from the state government,” says Manish Kumar, another industrialist.
“There is a lot of demand for mini cylinders, and we have a sufficient number of workers too, but we are not able to fulfil the demand due to the lack of infrastructural facilities,” he says.
“The state government has never helped us in establishing our businesses or in achieving growth. It should provide us financial help, to enable us to installing better infrastructure in the industry,” he says.
“There are no arrangements for the safety of the workers who manufacture the mini cylinders. The industrialists must think of our safety too,” says Raman Babu, a worker.