Report to the NGT by the Industrial Safety & Health, Pune regarding fire in a chemical factory in Pune, killing 18, 15/06/2021

  • 15/06/2021

Submission by the Additional Director, Industrial Safety & Health, Pune regarding fire in a chemical factory in Pune, killing 18 dated 15/06/2021.

The factory, M/s SVS Aqua Technologies LLP in Uravade, taluka Mulshi, district Pune made an application for grant of licence under Factories act 1948 on March 4, 2021. But it was learnt that the factory was operational for the last 2 to 3 years.

The factory had taken permission from Industrial Safety & Health for manufacturing of chlorine dioxide tablets, powder and gel by using sodium bisulphate, sodium chlorite, sodium per sulphate and magnesium sulphate. But at the time of visit, substantial stock of alcohol (IPA) based plastic sanitizer bottles were found in the factory. That means sanitizer packing/filling was also carried out in this factory.