Gandhinagar, 5 May 2020
The Alang shipyard in Bhavnagar district has been throbbing again after a month start. Work began with a clean-up operation on half the plot at the Alang Ship Recycling Yard, which reopened a month after the lockdown. The rest of the plot will also be buzzing in two days. This year, the turnover was expected to be 4 million tonnes of iron ore and 1.50 billion. Which will be reduced by 20 per cent.
There are currently no laborers in Alang. The laborers are moving to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Plots have been started from Tuesday in 40 to 50 per cent of the plots where the plot holders have the necessary equipment including sanitizer, thermal gun. More than 10 workers as well as people involved in other occupations including transport will start earning their livelihood directly and indirectly.
Ships from countries like Europe and Japan go to China and Turkey to break up. 1 thousand ships are wrecked in the world. In which 250 to 300 ships come separately.
The industry produces 3.5 million tons of steel a year with a turnover of 1.3 billion.
The nine laws enacted by India were expected to divert European and Japanese ships to Alang in Gujarat on a large scale.
Worship was previously banned. He was to come this year. But because of Corona it will come low. With the help of Japan, Japan Industrial Corporation Authority (JICA) is planning to develop Alang in Gujarat by taking a loan of billions of rupees.