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Sivakasi crisis: Vaiko, others petition Centre


MADURAI: A staff of fireworks industry representatives and via Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) common secretary Vaiko made representations to the Union ministers of defence, environment and industries on Thursday to save lots of the 8 lakh employees who're struggling because of the indefinite closure of cracker industries in the cracker the town in Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu.
In the representation to Union minister for science and era, environment, forest and climate change Harsh Vardhan on Thursday evening, the delegation elaborated the meantime directions of the Supreme Court on October 23 and 31 and its have an effect on at the cracker district. Highlighting the four key problems in the directions, Vaiko stated these directions had made it not possible for the cracker industry to fabricate fireworks.

He highlighted that the meantime directions had made it mandatory to fabricate most effective inexperienced fireworks, not to use barium salts in crackers, not to manufacture laris and fireworks need to be lit for most effective two hours a day. According to a statement from the birthday celebration, Vaiko defined that there aren't any inexperienced fireworks and that it is not possible to fabricate fireworks with out the usage of barium salts.


Vaiko added that during 2005, the apex courtroom stated that laris may well be manufactured and that it was the Supreme Court that earlier fastened the time for lighting fireworks from 6 am to 10 pm. “Though the SC has now not banned production and lighting fireworks, their guidelines have made it not possible for the producers and labourers to supply fireworks,” he stated.


Representations had been made to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and minister of trade and industry Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu the similar day. As trial in the case has been adjourned to March 1 with out much building in the remaining two hearings in January, they made an appeal to the ministers to position forward the plight of the 8 lakh labourers in and round Sivakasi to offer them respite from the crisis.


Vaiko stated the ministers replied definitely and confident to take it up with the officials involved and do the considered necessary. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman organized a meeting with officials in the Prime Minister’s Office at the identical, he added.




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