The city of Firozabad, near Agra, is famous for its small-scale glass
industries that produce an estimated 50 million bangles each day.
During ancient periods, invaders brought many glass articles to India.
These glass articles when rejected were collected and melted in locally made furnace called as “Bhainsa Bhatti.”
This was the start of the glass industry in Firozabad.
Since then Firozabad is the home of the glass industry, white and coloured glass pieces
being manufactured for the purpose of assembling jhad and fanus (chandeliers)
which were in demand by royal courts and nobles for decorating their assembling
and drawing rooms. Later on phials for Itra, scents, and other cosmetic products
were made. Slowly and steadily Indian marriage items like bangles, kangans, kada, etc.
were produced in bulk for the general public. Today it is
having famous area as suhag nagar because it fulfills almost
all the demand of bangles, kadas, kangans and other items of suhagins (married women).
While more than one lakh workers are directly employed in these factories,
total numbers of people involved in this business is estimated as more than four lakh.
More than three lakh workers, as estimated by the committee, are unorganized workers in Firozabad.
“In summer season it is like the hell. Some workers during the work pour cold water on their heads,”
added Kumar, who is working at different factories on daily wage basis for indian Rupee 250 (USD 50).
people cant imagine the labours pain, they live in the fire and play with fire.
written by gesmscreation on 2013-04-01