Factories Act


See Section 2(cb)



1.   Ferrous metallurgical Industries

      -      Integrated Iron and Steel

      -     Ferro-alloys

      -     Special Steels


2.   Non-ferrous metallurgical Industries

      -     Primary Metallurgical Industries, namely, zinc, lead, copper manganese and aluminium Foundries (ferrous and non-ferrous)

      -             Castings and forgings including cleaning or smoothing/roughening by sand and shot    blasting.


4.   Coal (including coke) industries.

      -     Coal, Lignite, Coke, etc.

      -     Fuel Gases (including Coal gas, Producer gas. Water gas)


5.   Power Generating Industries


6.   Pulp and paper (including paper products) industries


7.   Fertiliser Industries

      -      Nitrogenous

      -      Phosphatic

      -     Mixed


8.   Cement Industries

      -     Portland Cement (including slag cement, puzzolona cement and their products)


9.   Petroleum Industries

      -     Oil Refining

      -      Lubricating Oils and Greases


10.  Petro-chemical Industries


11.  Drugs and Pharmaceutical Industries- Narcotics, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals


12.      Fermentation Industries (Distilleries and Breweries)


13.  Rubber (Synthetic) Industries


14.  Paints and Pigment Industries


15.  Leather Tanning Industries


16.  Electro-plating Industries


17.  Chemical Industries

-     Coke Oven by-products and Coaltar Distillation Products

-             Industrial Gases (nitrogen, oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbondioxide, hydrogen, sulphur-dioxide, nitrous oxide, halogenated hydrocarbon, ozone etc.)

-       Industrial Carbon

-     Alkalies and Acids

-       Chromates and dichromates

-     Leads and its compounds

-             Electrochemicals (metallic sodium, potassium and magnesium, chlorates, perchlorates        and peroxides)

-       Electrothermal produces (artificial abrasive, calcium carbide)

-       Nitrogenous compounds (cyanides, cyanamides and other nitroge-nous compounds)

-       Phosphorous and its compounds

-       Halogens and Halogenated compounds (Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine and Iodine)

-       Explosives (including industrial explosives and detonators andfuses)


18.      Insecticides, Fungicides, herbicides and other Pesticides Industries


19.  Synthetic Resin and Plastics


20.  Man-made Fibre (Cellulosic and non-cellulosic) Industry


21.  Manufacture and repair of electrical accumulators


22.  Glass and Ceramics


23.  Grinding or glazing of metals


24.      Manufacture, handling and processing of asbestos and its products


25.  Extraction of oils and fats from vegetable and animal sources


26.      Manufacture, handling and use of benzene and substances containing benzene


27.      Manufacturing processes and operations involving carbon disulphide


28.  Dyes and Dyestuff including their intermediates


29.  Highly flammable liquids and gases.