Maharashtra government today said it would ask the Bombay Dyeing Mill in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area to stop the construction of a commercial complex in the premises,and close the eight looms which are functioning.
Labour Minister Hassan Mushrif made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly during the Question Hour,in response to Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse’s allegation that 63 labourers,who had not taken voluntary retirement,were shown to be employed on these eight looms.
“The company did not want to give 33 per cent of the mill land to the government,” Khadse said,adding that it was constructing a commercial complex on the land without requisite permissions.
Mushrif said the company would be asked to stop the construction work immediately.
As per the development control rules,owners of defunct textile mills can develop the land commercially only after ceding a certain portion to the government.