Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
It should be observed that the recommendation made in the preceding chapter in respect of latrine accommodation applies both to perennial and seasonal factories wherever situated Where water-home conservancy is not possible, the adequacy and acceptability of pit or bore-hole latrines has already been demonstrated in different parts of India. These are cheap and, if properly constructed, odourless and should meet admirably the requirements of large numbers of seasonal factories of the smaller kind. The ordinary seasonal factory may have some difficulty in complying with this requirement, particularly it has not hitherto been customary to supply latrine accommodation. But here, as in the allied matter of regular and efficient white-washing and cleaning (particularly in respect of places concerned with dust-producing processes) dependence must be placed on more regular and systematised inspection. We make a recommendation elsewhere for the withdrawal of the exemptions granted to the Assam and Bengal tea factories in this connection.