Mr. Kannan addressed more than 50 representatives of various industries and mills in the district, wherein he pointed out that Coimbatore happened to be the second city in Tamil Nadu and fourth in the country besides being the 17th city in the global ranking for industrial development. Hence, it is paramount for all stake holders to contribute their share for sustaining this position and to progress further. He said that industrial units should hire able-bodied and agile securities from approved and licensed private security agencies.
While sourcing, iron scrap industries should exercise extra vigil to ensure that explosives in any form never get into the iron scrap stocks. Such unidentified explosives in the form of iron scrap could lead to industrial accidents. Mr. Kannan also expressed the need for providing the work force with identity cards to avoid problems for them inside the factory/mill or even outside. He also exhorted the industrial units and mills to have surveillance mechanisms such as Closed Circuit Televisions for monitoring unlawful activities and this could help even check pilferage.
Similarly, the SP also cautioned workers resorting to strikes and demonstrations without prior notice. The SP said that such meetings with industrialists would be conducted once in three months. Police officers pointed out that there would be a similar meeting with the representatives of trade unions representing the workers. The objective of such meetings is to act as a bridge and ensure that differences never aggregated and industrial safety and peace are maintained well, they added.