Chapter V - Welfare
Section 47: Shelters, rest rooms and lunch rooms
(1) In every factory wherein more than one hundred and fifty workers are ordinarily employed, adequate and suitable shelters or rest rooms and a suitable lunch room, with provision for drinking water, where workers can eat meals brought by them, shall be provided and maintained for the use of the workers:
Provided that any canteen maintained in accordance with the provisions of Section 46 shall be regarded as part of the requirements of this sub-section:
Provided further that where a lunch room exists no worker shall eat any food in the work room.
(2) The shelters or rest rooms or lunch rooms to be provided under sub-section (1) shall be sufficiently lighted and ventilated and shall be maintained in cool and clean condition.
(4) The State Government may-
(a) prescribe the standards in respect of construction, accommodation, furniture and other equipment of shelters, rest rooms and lunch rooms to be provided under this section ;
(b) by notification in the Official Gazette, exempt any factory or class or description of factories from the requirements of this section.
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