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Industry pleased by boiler law changes

business Updated: Oct 31, 2010 22:19 IST
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The domestic industry has welcomed the industry department’s notification on amendments to the country’s boiler safety law, stating that it will lead to a more simplified and effective inspection process.

“This was part of an unfinished reform agenda for more than a decade, which the industry has been awaiting, and therefore, is a notification of tremendous significance,” the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said in a statement.

Nearly three years after its enactment, the government notified the Indian Boilers (Amendment) Act, 2007, aimed at enhancing safety norms for industrial boilers to avoid the danger of their explosion and guard life and property from destruction.

The Indian Boilers Act, 1923 was enacted to provide for safety of life and property from the danger of explosion of boilers and for achieving uniformity in registration and inspection during operation and maintenance of boilers throughout the country.

“The notification will facilitate timely production and installation of boilers for both large and small industries including power plants, refineries, chemical plants and other process industries without compromising on the safety aspects of boilers,” the CII said.