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Improvements are a must to prevent auto sector workers from losing their fingers: Sandeep Sachdeva of Safe in India Foundation

The Safe in India Foundation says manufacturing design thinking in India’s auto sector must include worker safety as a critical factor and not just a small cost of production

July 09, 2021 / 04:31 PM IST
Sandeep Sachdeva of Safe in India Foundation

Sandeep Sachdeva of Safe in India Foundation

India’s automobile companies and their strong backbone of component suppliers are among the largest contributors to the country’s manufacturing GDP. However, its labour productivity is ranked 115th, one of the lowest in the world.

Moneycontrol spoke to Sandeep Sachdeva, co-founder and managing director of Safe in India Foundation, who is spearheading worker safety in units that are part of the auto sector’s supply chain.

Edited excerpts:

Q. When you compare the latest SII report with the previous edition, what glaring changes do you see?