addressed a large gathering plumb between the two towns of Firozabad and Shikohabad but the topics were on communal harmony and overall development.
The petroleum ministry has allocated 1.1 mmscmd of gas to Gail Gas for supply to the various existing industries in the Taj Trapezium Zone of which Firozabad forms a part. From 2012, the company has also moved to a system of uniform price mechanism that has replaced the different prices charged under domestic gas, re-gasified liquified natural gas and other categories.
Even as for the owners the mounting labour costs in the units and the prospect of a rise in price of natural gas are major concerns, the workers would be the most affected.
The huge fire vats in the glass factories are manned by traditional skilled workers who all hail from the rural areas working in the mills in the non-agro season. Agarwal too confirmed nobody from Firozabad town wanted to work in the factories. “They (the workers) pass down the information on the shop floor. You can’t train them in ITIs”. For the record, Firozabad has no Industrial Training Institute.