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Kolkata, Oct 4 (IBNS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up unified disaster management centre in all districts, said state Fire & Emergency Services Minister Javed Ahmed Khan here on Thursday.
"Government of West Bengal plans to set up unified disaster management centre in all the districts of the state," said Khan at a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conference.
CII Eastern Region is organizing its flagship safety initiative of the region, ‘Safety Symposium & Exposition’, a two-day Conference & Exhibition on Thursday and Friday in Kolkata.
Addressing the gathering, Khan said: "Government of West Bengal stated that the Government of West Bengal is laying special emphasis on ensuring industrial safety in the state. The state government has unified the three departments of fire, disaster and civil defence under one department for better service delivery."
He invited suggestions from the industry for the betterment of the industrial safety scenario in the state of West Bengal.
C Rajasekhar, Ambassador of India to Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic, stated that there is a need for engineering and technological interventions in ensuring industrial safety.
"All the stakeholders need to come together to ensure a better scenario in the areas of industrial safety," he said.
He said that ensuring safety will go a long way in increasing productivity and enhancing greater efficiency.
Prof Ajoy Kumar Ray, Vice Chancellor, Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), said industry and academia need to collaborate in the areas of technological improvement in safety.
He stressed on enhancing the redundancy and developing a correct mathematical model.
R K Agrawal, Chairman, CII Eastern Region; O B Krishna, Chairman, Safety Task Force, CII Eastern Region; Lokesh K Ray, Co-Chairman, Safety Task Force, CII Eastern Region, also addressed the gathering.
A CII – Ernst & Young Report on Workplace Safety – The Way Forward was unveiled at the forum.
CII and BESU signed a MoU on Research Project on Reducing Safety & Health Hazards in Underground Mines.