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Industrial Newsletter Oct.2013-Dec.2013 THE ENTREPRENEUR (REGISTERED UNDER BOMBAY PUBLIC TRUST ACT, REGN. No. MAH/303/09 RAIGAD) Registered Address: Plot No. A–62, MIDC Taloja, Dist: Raigad - 410 208. Tel No. 022-27402488 E-mail : [email protected] , [email protected] • Website : talojaindustriesassociation.com Presented by : TALOJA INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (T.I.A.) Navi Mumbai: In what seems to be a reliever for the many industrial units existing in the Taloja MIDC Indus- trial Area, the MSEDCL has decided to carry out the water and power stag- gering on a single day; Friday. Since many years the Industrial zone has been struggling in a lot many ways due to two primary reasons; Power and water staggering. To be precise, it has been the prime reason effecting the growth and had been the sole reason for the low productivity and irregular work output. Hence it had become a necessity to get it regu- lated at the earliest. The Taloja Indus- tries Association had taken up the matter seriously and since long been pursuing the matter relentlessly. It had been following up with Shri. Ajit Dada Pawar, Hon. Deputy Chief Min- ister, in a bid to get a regulation for the same. The hard work of the TIA has finally paid with the Deputy Chief Minister directing Ajoy Mehta, Managing Director, MSEDCL and M.K. Deore, Director Operations, MSEDCL, to bring about the neces- sary changes in the regulations for the smooth functioning of the industries. Following which, MSEDCL had de- cided in the month of October to change the day for power cuts from Tuesday to Friday much to the relief of everybody’s relief. With effect from 18th October, 2013, power stag- gering will be carried out on Fridays and Tuesdays will be observed as complete working days. The Taloja Industries Association is all praises for the prompt and con- cerned act of the officials who have brought great relief to the industries located in the vicinity. Taloja MIDC Power Staggering to be on Fridays For Events, Seminars Programs and Advertisements in TIA News Letter, Contact- Mr. Sunil Padhihari, Mob. No. 9769372499 For Private Circulation Only Editorial Board : Mr. Juzar Burmawala, Mr. P. B. Logavi, Mr. Deepak Shah “We thank the Deputy Chief Minis- ter, Ajoy Mehta, Managing Director, MSEDCL and M.K. Deore, Director Operations, MSEDCL for making the necessary amendments in the water and power staggering days.” -Taloja Industries Association(T.I.A) Happy New Year 2014
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Industrial Newsletter Oct.2013-Dec.2013

T H E E N T R E P R E N E U R(REGISTERED UNDER BOMBAY PUBLIC TRUST ACT, REGN. No. MAH/303/09 RAIGAD)

Registered Address: Plot No. A–62, MIDC Taloja, Dist: Raigad - 410 208. Tel No. 022-27402488

E-mail : [email protected] , [email protected] • Website : talojaindustriesassociation.com

Presented by : TALOJA INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (T.I.A.)

Navi Mumbai: In what seems to be a

reliever for the many industrial units

existing in the Taloja MIDC Indus-

trial Area, the MSEDCL has decided

to carry out the water and power stag-

gering on a single day; Friday.

Since many years the Industrial zone

has been struggling in a lot many

ways due to two primary reasons;

Power and water staggering. To be

precise, it has been the prime reason

effecting the growth and had been the

sole reason for the low productivity

and irregular work output. Hence it

had become a necessity to get it regu-

lated at the earliest. The Taloja Indus-

tries Association had taken up the

matter seriously and since long been

pursuing the matter relentlessly. It

had been following up with Shri. Ajit

Dada Pawar, Hon. Deputy Chief Min-

ister, in a bid to get a regulation for

the same. The hard work of the TIA

has finally paid with the Deputy

Chief Minister directing Ajoy Mehta,

Managing Director, MSEDCL and

M.K. Deore, Director Operations,

MSEDCL, to bring about the neces-

sary changes in the regulations for the

smooth functioning of the industries.

Following which, MSEDCL had de-

cided in the month of October to

change the day for power cuts from

Tuesday to Friday much to the relief

of everybody’s relief. With effect

from 18th October, 2013, power stag-

gering will be carried out on Fridays

and Tuesdays will be observed as

complete working days.

The Taloja Industries Association is

all praises for the prompt and con-

cerned act of the officials who have

brought great relief to the industries

located in the vicinity.

Taloja MIDC Power Staggeringto be on Fridays

For Events, Seminars Programs and Advertisements in TIA News Letter, Contact- Mr. Sunil Padhihari, Mob. No. 9769372499

For Private Circulation Only

Editorial Board : Mr. Juzar Burmawala, Mr. P. B. Logavi, Mr. Deepak Shah

“We thank the Deputy Chief Minis-

ter, Ajoy Mehta, Managing Director,

MSEDCL and M.K. Deore, Director

Operations, MSEDCL for making

the necessary amendments in the

water and power staggering days.”

-Taloja Industries Association(T.I.A)

Happy New Year 2014

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2

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd.

Prakashgad, Plot No. G-9, Sandra (East), Mumbai- 400 051

a (P) 26474753, (0) 26474211 I 26472131, Fax- 26472366,

E-Mail: [email protected]

REF. PR-3 / TARIFF/25287 DATE: 07/09/2013

COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR No. 209

Subject: Recovery of Additional Energy Charges and Additional FAC- Imple-

mentation of MERC Orders thereof.

Reference: 1. MERC Order dt. 05/09/2013 in Case No. 95 of 2013.

2. MERC Order dt. 03/09/2013 in Case No. 28 of 2013.

3. MERC Order dt. 04/09/2013 in Case No. 44 of 2013.

MERC vide above referred Orders has directed MSEDCL to recover additional

charges from the consumers in the form of additional energy charges and addi-

tional Fuel adjustment charges.

1. MERC Order dt. 03/09/2013 in Case No. 28 of 2013.

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) had

filed a Petition under Section 86 of the Electricity Act, 2003 before the Maha-

rashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on 22 May, 2013 for imple-

mentation of the Hon'ble ATE Judgments in Appeal No. 34 of 2012 and Appeal

No. 47 of 2012. In this petition, MSPGCL has requested to provide directives to

MSEDCL to pay the amounts due to MSPGCL as per the rationale submitted in

this Petition. MERC had approved the Capital Cost and determined the tariff

for Paras Unit# 4 and Parli Unit# 7 for FY 2010-11

MERC vide its order in Appeal No. 34 of 2012 has allowed MSPGCL to re-

cover the total amount of Rs. 106.44 crore (including carrying cost) on account

of impact of Hon'ble ATE Judgment in Appeal No. 34 of 2012 from MSEDCL

in 6 equal monthly installments.

MERC vide above order has also allowed MSPGCL to recover the total amount

of Rs. 628.90 Crs (including carrying cost) on account of impact of Hon'ble ATE

Judgment in Appeal No. 47 of 2012 from MSEDCL in 6 equal monthly install-

ments.

Particulars Approved Amount

(Rs. Crs)

Impact of Hon'ble ATE Judgment in Appeal No. 34 of 2012 106.44

Impact of Hon'ble ATE Judgment in Appeal No. 47 of 2012 628.90

Total 735.34

(*The Fixed Charges is to be recovered through AEC 3)

2. MERC Order dt. 04/09/2013 in Case No. 44 of 2013.

Case No.44 of 2013 (Capital Cost and Tariff of Khaperkheda Unit# 5 for FY

2012-13)

MSPGCL submitted a Petition before MERC on 22 March, 2013 for determi-

nation of Capital Cost and Tariff of its Khaperkheda Thermal Power Station

Unit# 5 for FY 2012-13. After having heard the suggestions and objections of

the public, responses of MSPGCL, issues raised during the Public hearing,

and all other relevant material, MERC has determined the Capital Cost

and Tariff of Khaperkheda Unit# 5 for FY 2012-13 vide its order dated 4th

September 2013 in Case no. 44 of 2013.

In this Order (case no. 44 of 2013), the annual fixed charges approved

by MERC for Khaperkheda Unit# 5 for FY 2012-13 works out toRs. 596.12

Crs. Considering the stabilisation period of 180 days and post stabilisation pe-

riod of 170 days, MERC has approved the Variable Charge as shown below.

Particulars Approved

Annual Fixed Charges (Rs. Crore) 596.12

Variable Charge (Rs./kWh)

Stabilisation Period 596.12

Post Stabilisation Period 2.78

(*The Fixed Charges is to be recovered through AEC 4)

Industrial Newsletter by Taloja Industries Association (TIA) Oct.2013-Dec.2013T H E E N T R E P R E N E U R

2789 6730 Office of the Superintending Engi-

neer,

2789 0174 Plot no 5, Nr. Abhudaya Bank Bldg,

Fax 2789 3012 Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-

400703

SE/VC/Tech/ OUTAGE/4472 Date: 05/10/12.

To,

The Executive Engineer, M.S,E.D.C.Ltd, 0 & M Division, Panvel U.

Sub:- Change in Industrial staggering day ofTaloja MIDC area.

Ref:- Letter from Dir (OP), SE/LM/27496 dated 03/10/13

In connection with the above, Hon Director (Operations) has instructed to

cany out the maintenance and outage works under Taloja MIDC area on Friday.

It is herby directed to follow ,the instructions from 11/10/13. There will not be any

change for the area other than Taloja MIDC. For other area, the staggering

day will be on Tuesday as earlier.

Sd/

SUPERINTENDING ENGINEER MSEDCL, 0 & M CIRCLE, VASHI.

Encl:-

Copy of reference letter.

Copy to:-

The Dy Executive Engineer, MSEDCL, 0 & M Sub Division,.Panvel-1.

CC to:-

D\SONWALKAR\OUTAGES\ Change h Induffial staggering day of Taloja

MIDC area_05.10.13

MERC observed that MSPGCL has capitalised the amount of fuel costs less

revenue, on account of infirm generation of power. However, as fuel cost

is a revenue expense, whether incurred during infirm generation or firm

generation, the same needs to be recovered directly for the power supplied

during the period instead of capitalising it as a part of Capital Cost. Accord-

ingly, MERC has allowed MSPGCL to recover the under-recovered fuel

cost, i.e. Rs. 28.05 Crore for infirm power supplied to MSEDCL in three

monthly installments after the issue of this Order and MSEDCL can re-

cover this cost through FAC mechanism.

As FY 2012-13 is already completed, MERC has allowed MSPGCL to re-

cover the difference in revenue recoverable in accordance with the Tariff

approved in this Order vis-a-vis the Provisional Tariff charged by MSPGCL

in 6 equal monthly installments from October 2013 onwards. MERC shall

carry out the truing up for FY 2012-13 in accordance with MERC Tariff

Regulations, 2005.

MERC has allowed MSPGCL to recover fixed cost and energy cha rges as

per the tariff approved in this Order from MSEDCL till tariff for FY 2013-

14 is approved as a part of MSPGCL's Multi Year Tariff Petition for the

second Control Period for FY 2013-14 to FY 2015-16.

Under-recovered fuel Cost for infirm power (to be recovered in 3 months

through FAC)

28

Difference in revenue due to Provisional and Revised Charges for FY

2012-13

178

Difference in revenue due to Provisional and Revised Charges for FY 2013-14

till August 2013)

72

Fixed Charges for Khaparkheda 5 for FY 12-13 46

Fixed Charges for Khaparkheda 5 for 5 months for FY 13-14 248

Monthly Fixed Charges of Khaparkheda 5 -(596.13/12*7) 348

Total 920

The impact of the Order is as follows:

Particulars Rs. Crs

As result of above orders, the impact of variation in all the

variable charges are being recovered through FAC.

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3Oct.2013-Dec.2013T H E E N T R E P R E N E U R

3. MERC Order dt. 05/09/2013 in Case No. 95 of 2013.

Since the issuance of last tariff order for MSEDCL on 16th August 2012,

Orders have also been passed by MERC in relation to the matters of tariff

of MSPGCL and intra-state transmission system in Maharashtra.

A. Order dated 8th February, 2013, in Case No. 77 of 2012, in the matter of

review of MERC Order dated 21June, 2012 in Case No.6 of 2012 for final

True up of FY 2010-11, approval of ARR and Tariff for FY 2011-12 and FY

2012-13 for MSPGCL.

B. Order in Case No. 56 of 2013 dated 13th May, 2013 approving the trans-

mission tariff for lnSTS for the second control period in Maharashtra.

The MERC has directed vide Order dt. 05/09/2013 in case No. 95 of 2013,

MSEDCL to recover Additional Charges -a) AEC-1 Rs. 2037.78 Crs. in 6

equal installments & b) AEC -2 Rs. 235.39 Crs. on monthly basis till issue

of MYT Tariff Order from the consumers, in the form of Additional En-

ergy Charges details of which are given under.

a) AEC-1Rs. 2037.78 Crs

ParticularAmount

(Rs. Crore)

Lump sum additional amount approved after review of

truing up of MSPGCL's generating stations for FY 2010-11

143.12

Impact of approved provisional fixed cost of Khaperkheda

Unit 5 (up to March 13)

524.86

Impact of approved provisional fixed cost of Bhusawal Unit 4 407.15

Impact of transmission tariff payable from April 2013 to Au-

gust 2013

962.65

Total 2037.78

b) AEC -2 Rs. 235.39 Crs.

Furthermore, MSEDCL will have to continue to pay an incremental

amount of Rs. 235.39 Crore per month (Rs 42.86 Crore towards Bhu-

sawal Unit No. 4 and Rs. 192.53 Crore towards Transmission Cost) even

after August 2013 towards overall power purchase cost. For these entire

items tariff for FY 2013-14 has not been approved so far for MSEDCL.

Particular Amount

(Rs. Crore)Incremental amount towards power purchase cost Bhusawal

Unit No.4

42.86

Incremental amount towards transmission cost 192.53

Total 235.39

In all the above Order, MERC ruled that from the respective Order on-

wards MSEDCL will recover the variation in energy charge component of

the amount billed by MSPGCL to MSEDCL as approved by MERC from

the consumers through the FAC mechanism. Further, MERC also allowed

MSEDCL to recover the variation in fixed charge component of the

amount billed by MSPGCL and amount billed by MSETCL to MSEDCL as

approved by MERC from the consumers in proportion to the approved Aver-

age Billing Rate of respective consumer categories, under intimation to

MERC.

All the above Additional Energy Charges (i.e AEC 1to 4) are included and

combined under the single head i.e. AEC which will be indicated on the

energy bill. Table indicating the category-wise Additional Energy Charges

(AEC) & Additional Fuel Adjustment Charges (FAC) to be levied to all

consumer categories considering all the above orders is provided in Annex-

ure "A".

Additional Energy Charges & Additional Fuel Adjustment Charges are

also applicable to Powerloom and Agricultural consumers in addition to

Government of Maharashtra's concessional rates.

All field office are requested to due note of

above Additional Energy Charges.

Chief Engineer (Commercial)

Sr. No. Categories AECl AEC2 AEC3 AEC4

Additional

FAC

ps/u ps/u ps/u ps/u ps/u

LT Category

1 Domestic (LT-1)

A BPL (0-30 Units) 9.56 7.74 1.28 3.01 2.23

B

Consumption> 30

Units per month

i 1-100 Units 31.27 25.29 4.19 9.85 9.86

ii 101-300 Units 52.65 42.58 7.05 16.59 17.75

iii 301-500 Units 65.75 53.17 8.81 20.71 23.24

iv 500-1000 Units 71.38 57.72 9.56 22.49 25.76

v Above 1000 Units 76.36 61.75 10.23 24.06 27.88

2 Non Domestic (LT-2)

A 0-20 KW

i 0-200 Units 56.83 45.96 7.61 17.9 17.17

ii Above 200 units 87.53 70.79 11.73 27.58 24.59

B >20-50 KW 81.26 65.72 10.89 25.6 24.77

c >50KW 101.44 82.03 13.59 31.96 32.01

3

Public Water Works

(LT-111)

A 0-20 KW 22.18 17.94 2.97 6.99 6.9

B 20-40 KW 28.05 22.69 3.76 8.84 9.13

c 40-50 KW 38.02 30.75 5.09 11.98 12.32

4 Agriculture (LT-IV)

A Unmetered Tariff

Zones with Consump-

tion norm < 1318 Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M

i Hrs/HP/Annum

A) 0-5 HP 10.53 8.51 1.41 3.32 3.84

B) Above 5 HP 10.53 8.51 1.41 3.32 3.84

Zones with Consump-

tion norm > 1318 Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M Rs./HP/M

ii Hrs/HP/Annum

A) 0-5 HP 22.87 18.5 3.06 7.21 8.35

B) Above 5 HP 22.87 18.5 3.06 7.21 8.35

B

Metered Tariff (Includ-

ing Poultry Farms) 18.72 15.14 2.51 5.9 6.16

5 LT Industries (LT-V)

A 0-20 KW 42.76 34.58 5.73 13.47 14.85

B Above 20 KW 68.4 55.32 9.16 21.55 20.57

6 Street Light (LT-VI)

Grampanchayat A, B

& C Class Municipal

A Council 35.37 28.6 4.74 11.14 12.09

B

Municipal corporation

Area 40.91 33.09 5.48 12.89 14.67

7

Temporary Connec-

tion (LT-VII)

A

Temporary Connec-

tion (Religious) 32.39 26.2 4.34 10.21 9.6

B

Temporary Connec-

tion (Other Purposes) 125.15 101.21 16.77 39.43 44.22

Ref. 1. MERC Order dt. 05/09/2013 in Case No. 95 of 2013.

2. MERC Order dt. 03/09/2013 in Case No. 28 of 2013.

3. MERC Order dt. 04/09/2013 in Case No. 44 of 2013.

Additional Energy Charges & Fuel Adjustment Cost "

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8

Advertising and

Hording (LT-VIII) 187.76 151.84 25.16 59.16 60.95

9

Crematorium & Bur-

ial (LT-IX) 29.98 24.25 4.02 9.45 9.89

10

Public Services

( LT X)

A 0-20 KW

i 0-200 Units 44.7 36.15 5.99 14.08 15.73

ii Above 200 units 67.04 54.21 8.98 21.12 23.12

B >20-50 KW 75.96 61.43 10.18 23.93 22.86

c >50KW 80.06 64.74 10.73 25.22 24.18

Sr. No. Categories AECl AEC2 AEC3 AEC4

Additional

FAC

ps/u ps/u ps/u ps/u ps/u

HT Category

1 HT-1- Industries

A

HT-1- Cant (Express

Feeders) 61.73 49.92 8.27 19.45 20.57

B

HT-1- Non-Cant

(Non Express Feed-

ers) 58.35 47.19 7.82 18.39 18.57

c

HT-1- Seasonal Cat-

egory 71.46 57.79 9.57 22.51 22.86

2 HT-11 Commercial

A Express Feeder 93.16 75.34 12.48 29.35 30.66

A

Non-Express

Feeder 88.17 71.31 11.81 27.78 28.84

3 HT-111 Railways 62.77 50.77 8.41 19.78 22.92

4

HT-IV Public Water

Works {PWW)

A Express Feeders 44.61 36.08 5.98 14.05 14.82

B

Non-Express Feed-

ers 46.06 37.25 6.17 14.51 13.88

5 HT-V Agricultural 24.92 20.15 3.34 7.85 8.45

6 HT-VI Bulk Supply

A Residential Complex 43.73 35.36 5.86 13.78 14.14

B

Commercial Com-

plex 44.7 36.15 5.99 14.08 24.09

7

HT-VII Temporary

Supply

A Religious 26.28 21.26 3.52 8.28 9.6

B Other 103.04 83.33 13.81 32.47 37.62

8

HT-IX Public

services

A Express Feeders 75.07 60.71 10.06 23.65 24.09

B

Non-Express

Feeders 70.65 57.14 9.47 22.26 22.45

To,

The Deputy Engineer

CFC Building, MIDC Taloja,

Dist: Raigad-410208.

Date: 30th September 2013

Sub: Effluent Drainage lines blockage and non-existence of rain water gutter in

New Chemical Zone Area.

Dear Sir,

We have received complaints from 100 odd affected industries from new Chemical Zone of MIDC

Taloja regarding effluen t Drainage line blockage and non-existence of rain water gu tter in the area.

These affected industries had approached the association to go for a "Rasta Rokho" in this regard

association requested them to diff er t he "rasta rokho" and have a dialogue with your MIDC

department to resolve and find out the solution.

You are requested to inform the Association re9arding the sta tu s of the problems faced by th ese

aff ected industries and the plan of action and time bound program to resolve the problems faced

by th ese af fected industries.

Kindly tr eat this Letter as most urgent and reply in writing to the association at the earliest

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

For Taloja Industries Association

· .

Satish Anand Shetty (Anna)

President

8080006900

Copy to:

• Executive Engineer (EE) - MIDC, Div. Alibag, Nagdongri Chendhre, Alibag-410201

• Super i ntending Engineer (SE)- S E Konkan Panvel, Opp. Khanda Colony,

Below Flyover, Panvel -410 206.

• Regional Of ficer - M.P.C.B. (Maharash tr a Pollution Control Board), Raigad Bhavan,

. 7th Floor, Sector-11, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbi -400 614.

• Sub Regional Officer (SRO)- Raigad - I I , Raigad Bhavan, 6t" Floor, CBD, Belapur,

Navi Mumbai - 400 614.

• Chairman Taloja CETP- Plot No.24,MIDC Taloja Dist Raigad-410208.

• Hon'ble High Court Co-ordination Commi t te e - The Chairman

(REGISTERED UNDER BOMBAY PUBLIC TRUST ACT. REGN. NO MAH 303 / 09 RAIGAD.).

TALOJA INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION

Regd. Off. :A- 62, Engineering Zone,M.I.D.C. TALOJA, Dist. Roigod- 41 0208.

Admin. Off. : Plot No. PAP- 89, Neor Fire Station, M.I.D.C. TALOJA, Dist. Roigod. Tel. : 022- 27402488. Email : talojaia @gmail.com

To,

The Deputy Engineer /Chairman, Taloja CETP Ltd.

MIDC, TALOJA,

Sub :Effluent Drainage line blockage and non existence of rain water & gutter in

NEW CHEMICAL ZONE AREA

Dear Sir,

This is to bring to your kind notice that since the start of industries in new chemicaI

zone area we have been facing the following problems:

1 HP drainage lines are totally.choked and effluents don’t pass through and at times

effluents from outside come into our plant.

2. There is no gutter line for rain water to pass through and in many occasions rain

water and effluents get mixed up and come out from the broken one.

3. The effluent lines are broken in several areas and the ones working pile over creat-

ing pollution problem to the adjacent industry.

4. In the absence of a gutter for rain water and proper effluent line, water and effluent

pass through the road spoiling and rendering them in bad shape.

5. Since this situation has prevaled waterlines also passing along may get corroded

and contaminated.

We are of the opinion that if the following suggestions are implemented they can

solve our problems,forever.

1. Gravitational flow is required, by raising line level or providing pump.

1ines are required of HOPE, for long lasting,, instead m cement pipe.

We appreciate, if you provide a collection pump immediately, in new

chemical zone area we will be relieved of our current burning problem.

We request you to take up this matter very urgently and do the needful.

Yours Faithfully,

Co-or

[S.S.Shetty

Cell :9820087786

CC:Chairman/. eaetary-Taloja lndustri'es Association(TJ.A)

End:List of effected Industries wi th stam p & sign.

27th September,2013

Satish Anand Shetty (Anna), a man with a Lion’s Spirit... “On the 2nd of October, 2013, our dynamic TIA president, Satish Anand

Shetty (Anna) was down with Dengue with his platelets going down to

an alarming 15,000 from 1,22,000 on admission. But the man with a

spirit of a Lion was not ready to be intimidated by a mere mosquitoe

and recuperated with a strong will and determination.

We would like to thank all our member industries and well wishers from

the government departments who had prayed for his speedy recovery

and would collectively like to express our fervent desire to be under his

aegis to take the Taloja Industries Association to the road to progress

and prosperity”

-Editorial Board

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T.I.A Meets Chief Fire Officer(CFO) of MIDC

PREVENTIVE MEASURES TOMINIMISE RISKS EMERGING

FROM INDUSTRIAL FIRES

An Industrial fire is a type of industrial

disaster involving a conflagration which

occurs in an industrial setting and often,

occurs together with explosions. Such is most

likely to occur in facilities stocking flammable

material for work or other reasons. These include

petroleum and it’s derivatives such as petro-

chemicals and natural gas. Apart from such, pro-

cessing flammable materials such as

hydrocarbons in units at high temperature and/or

high pressure makes the threat more hazardous.

Facilities with such combustible material include

oil refineries, tank farms (oil depots), natural gas

processing plants, and chemical plants, particu-

larly petrochemical plants. Though such indus-

tries have their own fire departments for safety

purposes, at times very huge amounts of dust or

powder make them vulnerable to combustions

and their ignition can lead to dust explosions. Se-

vere industrial fires are a major cause of multiple

injuries, loss of life, costly financial loss, and/or

damage to the surrounding communities and en-

vironments. .

During the last 5 years the fire stations at Taloja

Industrial Area has attended many fire and emer-

gency calls and though the property involved

have been around 100 to 125 crores, the salvage

have been more than 3 to 4 times. The following

statistic tends to be an eye opener for all:

Sr.

NoYear No. of Fire & emergency calls

12013 (up to

15th Oct)89

2 2012 85

3 2011 76

4 2010 67

5 2009 73

Housekeeping: Good housekeeping plays a crucial part in the

prevention of industrial fires and accidents. A major fact is that

a great majority of all work accidents are caused during the

handling of goods or materials, and by people falling, being

hit by falling objects, or striking against objects at the work-

place. To be precise, these causes can be minimized and with

proper care, even ruled out by practicing safe good housekeep-

ing procedures and methods.

This explains why good housekeeping is required. It can help

to reduce amounts of flammable and combustible materials,

reducing instances of ignition and resulting hazards, ensuring

the safe evacuation during emergency situations, and facilitat-

ing quick response during in such cases.

The Taloja Industries Association (T.I.A.), met

Shri. Milind V Deshmukh, The Chief Fire Of-

ficer (CFO) MIDC at UdyogSarathi, Andheri

(E) to briefly discuss about the Taloja MIDC Fire fa-

cilities. In the meeting, many important points were

covered and briefly analyzed.

To begin with despite the fact that the MIDC Taloja

Industrial Area has a high fire frequency rate, there

has only been a provision of two fire engines, which

is inadequate and hence increases the percentage of

casualties and loss of property. Having said that, at

least 2 more Fire Water Tankers of 16 KLs capacity

would be deemed necessary at the station. TIA,Pres-

ident Shri Satish Anand Shetty(Anna) also pressed

on the fact that the existing firefighting hydrant sys-

tem was obsolete and needed complete revamping,

and above that the present system is based only on

cement pipelines and thus is incapable of sustaining

heavy pressure loads. Hence it gets necessary to lay

down a new fire fighting Hydrant system throughout

the entire industrial belt in each zone, making it an

entirely safe zone and also ruling out lack of fire

fighting options in case of fires.

The ejecting pressure for the hydrants are extremely

low making them insufficient at dousing thick fire

blankets and besides that, most of the fire hydrant

couplings are not in place owing to thefts occurring

every now and then.

During the talks it was also emphasized that though

the Fire Station had competent staff to handle ex-

treme fire emergencies, the lack in manpower tended

to be a major ldrawback owing to which many times

Fire stations around Navi Mumbai have to intervene

to attend urgent fire situations. T.I.A informed the

CFO about the good work being carried out by offi-

cer Shri D P Potphode (Divisional Fire Officer-Mum-

bai &Kokan) and his team in Taloja MIDC. To make

the conditions better and carry out proper execution

of plans it was further decided to have more frequent

intractions to sort out pending and new issues which

develop from time to time enabling them to work out

things properly. Safety matters, however will be

looked upon as a priority and the industries would

take all immediate and necessary precautions to en-

sure that no loose ends prevail.

By

DEVENDRA POTPHODE

Divisional Fire Officer,

MIDC( Konkan)

Proper emphasis has always been laid upon

the safety features, whether concerning life or

property and as such all relative fire preven-

tion and protection measures have been put to

place. Why then, do these fires keep occuring

at such regular intervals? The prime culprits

can be held as Carelessness and Accidental in-

cidents, which involve the role of man as well

as machine. Through this article I would like

to point out towards a few important factors.

First, we talk about Housekeeping, which in-

cludes the proper Maintenance of Fire fight-

ing systems. To begin with, we do employ

adequate and good housekeeping services.

The premises are always neat and clean. Hav-

ing said that, we would wonder how such can

be a cause of fire hazards. Secondly I would

emphasize a bit about

Occupational Hazards that can be termed as

the dangers to health, limb or life that is in-

herent or is associated with a particular occu-

pation, industry or work environment is called

as occupational hazard and these can be due

to various machines, raw materials, finished

goods, height factors, working atmospheres,

congested working area etc. . Congested areas

can be defined as the stocking of excessive

materials, waste or chips in the working areas,

narrowed aisles, overflowing of waste con-

tainers or stocking acids in open containers,

broken glass or window panes, dirty light fit-

tings, windows and skylights, improper work

permit procedures and many such related rea-

sons.

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The best way to take preventive measures and eliminate the main

cause of Fires can be summarized as follows:

� Keeping Clear Marginal Open Space. In case of fire these structures not only ob-

struct the firefighting operations but also play catalyst in spreading fire from one

factory to another factory, hence maximizing the losses.

� All Fire fighting systems should always be in good operative conditions

� Fire pumps should be always on auto mode, and regular maintenance and training

is required to see its effective operation.

� Fire water tanks should be always filled with water.

� Work areas, aisles, walkways, stairways, and equipments should be kept clear of

loose materials, trash, scraps, etc.

� For easy evacuation in case of emergencies, never block aisles, fire exits, and

emergency equipment with equipment or materials.

� Blind corners should be eliminated or be adequately protected by warning signs.

� Aisle boundary markings should be drawn to show clearly the space which has

been reserved for traffic. Markings should be sufficiently wide (say a minimum of

30 mm) and painted yellow to make them clearly visible. For such paint or durable

plastic strips can be used.

� Keep Escape Routes Clear. Make sure windows and doors are not blocked, and

can be opened easily.

� Spilt oil and other liquids should be cleaned up at once.

� It is obviously better to provide convenient containers for scrap and

waste and educate employees to use them.

� Clean windows let in light. Ensure that windows are not blocked by

stacked materials, equipment or articles on the ledges.

� In some jobs, dust, dirt, chips, etc., are unavoidable. If they can’t be

collected as part of the process (e.g. by enclosure and exhaust methods)

you need a way to clean them up.

� Keep use and storage of flammables and combustibles to a minimum.

� Store Oily Rags in Covered Metal Containers. Or, better yet, throw

them and paint rags out.

� It’s important to prevent stores and scraps accumulating on the floor

and around machines. Never keep more stores and materials than neces-

sary near machines and provide proper facilities (such as bins, shelves,

boxes, racks, etc.) in which to store them.

� Flammable liquids must be stored away from ignition sources in cool,

well ventilated areas away from incompatible materials

� Limit the amount of flammable and combustible liquids to the mini-

mum amount necessary.

Electrical Issue: Electrical Hazards are the pri-

mary reasons which cause numerous workplace fires

every year all around the globe. Faulty electrical

equipments or misuse of equipments produces heat

and sparks that serve as ignition sources in the pres-

ence of flammable and combustible materials. The

examples of common ignition hazards include the

following:

Faulty or Substandard wiring: The prime

reason can be the use of Faulty or low quality wiring

in a bid to cut down on the heavy expenses that high

quality wires can incur upon the company. While by

doing so the company may actually save a lot of

money, they usually end up facing long term prob-

lems amounting to minor short circuits and at times

fires.

Overloading Circuits: At times a whole lot of

electrical appliances and machinery are left on with-

out any purpose or use. While it seems an entire

harmless process as many would say because it also

saves time required for some major machines to boot

up to be able to process the requirements with per-

fection,it puts unnecessary load on the circuits. Over-

loading is also another cause of major short circuits

leading to grave consequences in the longer run. It

can also lead to a total damage to some expensive

machineries which can eventually add up to the ex-

penses of the company for the maintenance or buying

of new units.

Use of unapproved electrical devices: The

use of electrical devices which are inappropriate or

don’t fit in the peripheries of the industries is also

one of the major reasons which can play a pivotal

role in causing some serious and damaging conse-

quences in the later years, sometimes instantly. The

guidelines set by the industries clearly urge industries

to put into use electrical devices and instruments

which have been approved by the Bureau of Indian

Standards (BIS) for preventive and safety measures.

Again, some companies compromise on such levels

to bring down expenses and hence end up paying a

heavy price for it. Such devices fare poorly on many

fronts namely the proper supplying of electricity,

keeping a check on power fluctuations and heavy

voltages and maintaining a fine balance in the entire

process.

Damage or wearing off of the wiring: The

use of standard wirings and approved electrical ap-

pliances may also be rendered inefficient or at times

useless owing to the daily wear and tear that they

might have to go through due to rough weather con-

ditions or structural defects in the premises. Defects

like water leakages and moist walls and ceilings tend

to cause a whole lot of wear and tear to the wires and

can act as the primary reason or one of the reasons

which can play catalyst in causing all the damage in

the longer run. It therefore becomes one of the prime

necessities to keep a check on the condition existent

in the premises hence ruling out the possibilities of

any such existing problem.

Fire Prevention : As per Section 3 of The Ma-

harashtra Fire Prevention & Life Safety Measure

Act-2005, the owner or the occupier is responsible to

ensure that the building is safe with respect to life

and safety parameters and as such all the fire preven-

tion and protection systems are not only in place but

also kept in good working conditions. As per the Na-

tional Building Code of India-2005 (Part IV), the in-

dustrial building is broadly classified as “Low

Hazard”, “Moderate Hazard” & “High Hazard” and

as per Table 23 of the said Code, all fire fighting sys-

tem such as Portable Extinguisher, Hydrant, Sprin-

kler, Detector & Alarm System, Underground Tank,

Pumps etc which depends upon the various factors.

As per the said Act, the owner or the Occupier also

has to submit the Certificate to the Fire Department

from Licensed Agencies assuring that all the system

so installed are as per relevant Indian Standards. The

list of the said agencies is also available on

www.mahafireservice.gov

4 Prime Electrical HazardsFaulty or Substandard wiring:

Overloading Circuits:

Use of unapproved electrical devices:

Damage or wearing off of the wiring:

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The Taloja Industries Association (T.I.A) in asso-

ciation with Shriram City Union Finance Ltd.,

Mumbai, had organized a Loan Mela and Semi-

nar on MSME Policies and Industrial Safety & Health

on 12th December, 2013, at Hotel Tanish Residency,

Plot No. P-27, MIDC, Taloja. The event was resource-

fully supported by the Directorate of Industries, Govt.

of Maharashtra, Konkan Region, Thane and Directorate

of Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of Maharashtra

with the prime objective of creating awareness amongst

the MSMEs on MSME policies of the government and

Industrial Safety & Health to avail benefits. Besides,

they were also briefed about the various financial assis-

tance and schemes by Shriram City Union Finance Ltd.

The Chief Guest was Shri. S M Karande, Joint Direc-

tor, Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of

Maharashtra, CBD-Belapur, and also present were

Shri. G M Jilani, CEO, (Maharashtra) Shriram City

Union Finance Ltd., Mumbai.

The highlight of the event was the On-the-Spot MSME

Registration carried out by Mr. D.M. Thigali (G. M)

District Industries Centre (DIC), Alibag, Raigad, which

witnessed decent participation. Besides, there was a

power point presentation on MSME Policies by Mr. V

W Bhamre, Deputy Director, District Industries Center,

Thane. Shri Rajesh Achuthan, Divisional Manager,

Shriram, briefly explained about the various Financial

Products and emphasized on MSME Finance. Other

guest from the company included, Shri Hasan M Sahib,

Sr Regional Manager,Shri C. Lakshminarayan & Shri

Z I Khan, Advisors.

Shri. Satish Anand Shetty (Anna), President, Taloja In-

dustries Association (T.I.A), explained that the event

was a great success as many members showed up.

T.I.A members present were Shri. Babu George (Vice

President), Shri S. S. Shetty (Jt. Secretary), Shri Zahid

Subedar (Jt. Treasurer), Dr. J.T.D’sa ,Shri Bhavesh

Mody and Shri Shahid Subedar.

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River Policy may push Industries outof Taloja MIDC Industrial Area

Set up around the early seventies, the Taloja MIDC Industrial Area might considershutting down and shifting base owing to the River Policy which has been forced

upon the Industries without considering vital facts about it’s relevance.

Workshop on Impor-tance of WastewaterMicrobiology held

The Taloja Industries

Association (TIA) had

organized a one day

technical workshop titled

“Importance of wastewater

microbiology in wastewater

treatment plant” in associa-

tion with Organica Biotech

Pvt. Ltd and Maharashtra

Pollution Control Board

(MPCB), on the 21st Novem-

ber, 2103, at Hotel Tanish

Residency, MIDC Taloja.

The prime objective of the

workshop was to impart

value knowledge about the

significance of wastewater

microbiology in industrial Ef-

fluent Treatment Plants and

how it could help in keeping

a check on the environment.

Shri Satish Anand Shetty

(Anna), President of Taloja

Industries Association, who

was the Guest of Honour, ex-

pressed, “The initiative taken

by the association clearly in-

dicates their concern and

willingness to strive for the

betterment of the industries

while keeping in mind many

environmental issues in the

best possible state.”

The Chief Guest of the event

was Dr. Y.B. Sontakke, Re-

gional Officer of Maharashtra

Pollution Control Board

(MPCB), Navi Mumbai.

Sontakke explained, “The

workshop is an ideal platform

for the industries in Taloja

MIDC area to come together

and share their experiences

and predicaments regarding

treatment of wastewater and

come to fruitful conclusions.”

Dr. Ganesh Kamath, Director,

Organica Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

Explained, “These kind of

workshops would help indus-

tries understand the entire

concept of wastewater treat-

ment perfectly and enable

them to carry out the treat-

ment of effluents in a more

efficient way.”

The R&D team of Organica

Biotech further elaborated on

the topic “Real World of Mi-

crobes” and some on-the-spot

analysis on effluent samples

was also facilitated, to enable

the wastewater engineers to

understand the health and sta-

tus of the existing biological

system.

The members of Taloja In-

dustries Association (TIA)

who were present Shri Babu

George, Vice President, Shri

SS Shetty, Jt. Secretary, Shri

Bhavesh Mody and Shri J T

D’sa, Committee Members.

The MIDC Industrial Area in

Taloja is at the verge of a major

decision that could amount to

complete closure and shifting of base

by all the Industrial units currently ac-

tive in the area, all as a result of the ir-

relevance of the River Policy which

has been casting a negative impact

upon them and causing losses on vari-

ous fronts.

TIA,President Shri Satish Anand

Shetty (Anna) said that, the “River

Policy” is a major and rather con-

founding issue that has been plaguing

the MIDC industrial area in Taloja,

which was established and set up in

early seventy's for the sole purpose of

facilitating various industries. Of all

the plots that were allotted during that

time more than 950 plus industries of

those are occupied by micro, small,

medium & big industries that have

been carrying out full fledged manu-

facturing as well as processing opera-

tions since the last three decades. The

implementation of the River Poliyc

now comes down as a heavy hammer

upon all the industrial units as it has no

relevance with the existing conditions

in the area with regards to the river in

concern.

To begin with, the river policy issued

by the Government of Maharashtra, in

context with the Kasardi River which

flows adjacent to the Taloja has been

notified on 9th, August, 2008. As per

the policy the industries set up in the

plots allotted close to the river are pro-

hibited from carrying out any expan-

sion without increasingthe pollution

load. It becomes imperative to bring

out the facts that Kasardi River is not

a perennial river and the flow is only

during the monsoons. Hence there is

no dam on this temporary water body

and it doesn’t act as a mode of potable

water supply or for irrigation purpose.

It is also evident that there is no fishing

activity owing to the nature of the river.

As a fact, MIDC had allotted the plots

for the sole purpose of running the in-

dustrial activities prior to the notifica-

tions meant especially for chemical

industries. It may also be noted that

major industries based in the area

which are situated along the perennial

river do not discharge their effluents

directly or indirectly into the said river.

There is a Common Effluent Treatment

Plant (CETP) in the area and hence ef-

fluents are collected through an inte-

grated drainage pipe line and

discharged to CETP for further pro-

cessing. Post treatment, the effluents

are pumped out approximately to a dis-

tance of 10 kms, fairly away from the

CETP, into the Creek located between

Kharghar and CBD Belapur. Besides,

the CETP was further extended by 10

MLD in the year 2006, according to

the industrial expansion requirements.

Owing to the notifications mentioned

above, the industrial expansion plan

could not be executed so far and

hence the CETP is under utilized.

As of now, No industries discharge

their effluents in the area around

Taloja MIDC since all effluent

drainage systems are connected to

CETP. In case any individual indus-

try or an entity from outside the

perimeter disposes off such efflu-

ents by tankers, then it becomes im-

perative to apprehend and penalize

them for maligning the reputation of

the industries operating in the area.

In view of the above facts, it be-

comes imperative that Kasardi

River be omitted from the notifica-

tion at the earliest as it does not

serve the purpose of the River pol-

icy. In the wake of the current reces-

sion scenario industries will have to

expand in a bid to survive the eco-

nomic crisis. The T.I.A will be fur-

thering the issue of the River Policy

before Shri. Sachin Ahir, Hon’ble Min-

ister of State for Industries and Envi-

ronment and apprise him of the issue

at hand.

The Taloja Industries Association

(TIA) believes that the government

will look into the matter and consider

the fact that the industries at at the

verge of a total disorientation if the

policy sustains.

The MIDC industrial area in Taloja, was es-tablished and set up in early seventy's for

the mere purpose of setting up Chemical aswell as other Industries and over the years

which have followed around 950 plus indus-tries big and small have been established in thezone and have been operational since decades.

The River Policy issued by the Governmentof Maharashtra, Kasardi River of Taloja is

notified on 9th, August, 2008 much after the al-lotment of plots.

Tthe Kasardi River is not a perinneal riverand as such is not a source of potable

water or fishing activities.

Fact File

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Zee Business, India’s leading

business channel, had organized

a prestigious programme, the

SME Growth Series, in association

with DHL, the Global market leader in

the Logistics industry, on 4th October,

2013, at Fortune Select Exotica, Vashi,

Navi Mumbai.

Zee Business has always maintained a

strong relationship with SMEs and has

been strongly supporting the role of the

Indian SME sector in the creation of

wide-scale employment and encourag-

ing and fortifying the essence of entre-

preneurship in the overall growth of

Indian economy. It has continually

sought to capture the concerns and as-

pirations of this key sector and has

been carrying out special initiatives to

promote maximum indulgence in the

sector.

The theme of the discussion revolved

around the present scenario of the In-

dian SME Sector and provided vital in-

sights on the Exploration of Newer

Markets. It imparted strategic inputs

instrumental for the empowerment and

enabling of small and medium enter-

prises who form a significant part of

the Import and Export fraternity.

The programme was attended by an

overwhelming crowd comprising

many entrepreneurs from the SME sec-

tor and the keynote address was deliv-

ered by Ms. Radhika Rastogi,

Secretary (SMI) and DC (Industries),

Government of Maharashtra. The pro-

gramme highlighted and emphasized

upon key action points and upcoming

opportunities with a brief discussion

and deliberation on many vital issues

that could enable the Indian SME Sec-

tor to surge ahead in taking the next big

leap vital for its growth.

The Panel which held a discussion on

the theme ‘The Road Ahead for SMEs

& Exploring Newer markets in these

tough times’, analyzed the various pros

and cons in a powerful and impressive

way, comprised of Shri Juzar Bur-

mawala, Secretary, Taloja Industries

Association. The other panelists were

Shri Parag Patki, CEO, SME Rating

Agency of India Limited (SMERA),

Shri Amit Goyal, Vice President and

Regional Chairman, (WR) FIEO, Shri

Ajay Thakur, Head, BSE-SME and

Shri R.S. Subramaniyam, Country

Manager, DHL Express.

The programme was a huge success

and the organizers look forward to

making it a fruitful one like the many

being carried out in cities like Ahemad-

abad, Chennai, Tirupur, Gurgaon,

Udaipur and Kolkata.

The Taloja Industries Association is a

satisfied lot as the discussions clarified

many misconceptions and brought into

light the remarkable achievements that

the sector has been witnessing in the

last couple of years.

SME Growth Event ; An Enlightening Experience

Companies Bills Act; now mandatory!

The Rajya Sabha has recently

approved of the much awaited

Companies Bill, which as a

matter of fact, was earlier passed by

the Lok Sabha, in the month of De-

cember, 2012, and all that remains to

make it a law is the President’s con-

sent, which if the officials are to be

believed will happen anytime soon in

the near future.

The bill makes it mandatory for all

profit making companies to willingly

spend on activities related to Corpo-

rate Social Responsibility, (CSR), and

clearly indicates that companies fail-

ing to comply would have to provide

genuine reasons for the shortfall.

The Bill, which is aimed at improving

corporate governance, also contains

provisions to strengthen regulations

for corporates as well as auditing

firms.

It comes forth as a consideration by

the Minister of State (Independent

Charge) for Corporate Affairs, Sachin

Pilot, who is of the view that private

companies also have a responsibility

towards the society on a whole and

have to contribute towards the well-

being of the society in every way pos-

sible. It also states that they have to

venture out of the sole objective of

maximizing their growth. Besides,

they also have to contribute towards

equitable and sustainable growth of

the country.

The bill, clearly directs companies to

spend 2% of their average net profit

on CSR activities, and only compa-

nies declaring profits over 5 crores in

the last three years have to partici-

pate. It has also set some stringent

guidelines for companies that ignore

such. It clearly impies the companies

failing to meet the obligation will

have to disclose the reasons for not

abiding by the guidelines disclose the

reasons for such in their annual books

of account failing to which they

maybe subject to severe action by the

officials.

Pilot explained with proper emem-

phasis that the prime objective of the

bill was to encourage firms to change

their perspectives towards social wel-

fare and the many needs of the soci-

ety which in ne way or another, is a

major reason of thier ovearall

progress and prosperity. And hence it

was a moral and ethical obligation to

be undertaken voluntarily without im-

position such as the "inspector raj".

The new law also safeguards work-

men making it mandatory for compa-

nies to make the payment of two

years to employees in case of winding

up of operations. The liability would

be overriding.

The amended legislation, with 470

clauses, also limits the number of

companies an auditor can serve to 20.

It has also brought in more clarity on

criminal liability of auditors. Besides,

the approved amendments also in-

clude annual ratification of appoint-

ment of auditors for five years and

introduction of a new clause related

to offence of falsely inducing banks

for obtaining credit.

Besides, the changed law allows more

statutory powers to the government’s

investigative arm Serious Fraud In-

vestigation Office (SFIO) to tackle

corporate fraud.

The amendments, to the Bill that has

been in force since 1956, was first in-

troduced in August 2008. However, it

was withdrawn as the Lok Sabha was

dissolved. It was again introduced in

Parliament in 2009 and sent to the

Standing Committee, which presented

its report in August 2010.

Notably, unlike most Bills, the Bill

was referred to the Standing Commit-

tee twice. The revised Bill 2011 was

again referred to the committee as

certain new provisions were included.

The current amendments to the Bill

are in line with the suggestions put

forward by a Parliamentary Standing

Committee on Finance.

Rajya Sabha clears Companies Bill which make it a mandatory regulation for all

profit making companies to spend on CSR

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While the much awaited Companies bill

which will make it mandatory for profit

making companies to spend willingly on

activities coming under the Company Social Re-

sponsibilty, is on hold to be made into a law, once it

gets the President’s nod, the Taloja Industrial Area

has already taken a willing step forwards towards

fulfillment of the same by constructing a new Po-

lice Chowky and gifting it to the Police Department

by Bharat Electronics Limited.

Bharat Electronics Ltd. took up the responsibility to

provide a well constrcuted chowky further inside

the vicinity to facilitatbe widescale operations and

also to evenly distribute the work of the depart-

ment. The well constructed chowky having all the

basic amenities and a clean environment was done

at a total cost of 30 Lakhs. The new station, called

Bel Naka Police Chowky, located at P-19, MIDC

Indistrial Area, Taloja, was Handed over by Shri.

M. L. Shanmukh, Director (HR) to Shri Ashok

Kumar Sharma, IPS, Commissioner of Police,

Navi Mumbai, the Honourable Chief Guest, in a

small ceremony on the the 19th of December, 2013.

Also present at the ceremony were the Guest of Ho-

nour, Shri Fattesinh Patil, IPS, Addl. Commissioner

of Police, Navi Mumbai and Shri Sanjay Yenpure,

IPS, Dy. Commissioner of Police Zone II, Navi

Mumbai.

TIA members present were, Shri Satish Anand

Shetty (Anna), President, Shri. Babu George, Vice-

President, Shri. Juzar Burmawala, Secretary, Shri.

S.S. Shetty, Jt. Secretary, Shri. Zahid A Subedar, Jt.

Treasurer, and committee members, Dr. J.T. D’sa,

Shri. Bhavesh N. Mody and Shri. Shahid Subedar

and Shri. S.K. Singh.

New Police Chowky for the Taloja Police DepartmentThe Taloja Industrial Area sets an example for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as Bharat Electronics

Ltd. gifts a new Police Chowky to the Taloja Police.

The Taloja MIDC Road Status report produces forth

the fact that the concretization of the road work in the

Engg. Zone had come to an abrupt standstill much be-

fore the arrival of the monsoon owing to the incompetence

of the contractor PBA Infrastructure Ltd. failing on all

fronts. The contractor had left the roads in a dug up condition

around March which proved to be very damaging for the

daily business of the industries throughout the monsoon. As

a result of such the industries had to go through a very har-

rowing time as the dug up roads made it impossible for ve-

hicles to move in and out of the roads. It had led to failure in

delivering goods and materials on time and hence amounted

to major losses to many industrial units in the zone. The con-

tractor however had been playing a deaf ear and taking fake

stands before the committee during meetings and has been

making fake promises throughout the year. The Association

is now looking ahead to taking a firm stand againgst PBA

and will be trying best to get the contract nullified and hand

it over to another contractor. As The industries now plea that

the contractor be blacklisted and made to compensate for the

losses incurred.

Main Road gutter work by JM Mhatre Infra Pvt.

Ltd. has been satisfactory and has been going on

in full swing meeting deadlines. The road between

Dena Bank MIDC Office to BOC (Linde), Aashi Float Glass

is in progress. The total project cost of the main road is 71

Crores. The road concretization work will commence from

the month of January, 2014.

Roadpalli Concretization work matter had been dis-

cussed earlier by the Taloja Industries Association

(TIA) with Mr. Chaudhary, CE, CIDCO, who had as-

sured to expedite the work. The work involving connectiong

of Roadpalli Link Road, with the Navi Mumbai-Pune High-

way to Old Mumbai-Pune Highway. The work has been in

full swing. The Administration has approved of the work

amounting to a total sum of around 91 Crores.

Concretization &Road work; Upsand Downs!

Taloja Industries Association’s Demands:

Blacklist the contractors PBA

Make them compensate for losses incurred.

“The Taloja Industries Associationpraises Bharat Electronics Ltd. forcarrying out such a generous actof CSR.” -Satish Anand Shetty (Anna) President TIA

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