India has a list of over 5,000 industries where industrial ceiling-fan manufacturing is currently underway, a report by IT services firm IDG Research said.IDG Research has compiled the list based on the information it collected from the Indian Industrial Council’s (IIC)’s annual report.
According to the report, there are more than 9,000 industrial ceiling owners in the country.
Industry owners have invested more than $7.8 trillion in ceiling fans in India since 2000, making up around 20% of all industrial ceiling customers.
The report said there are over 9,600 industrial ceiling makers operating in India, accounting for about 30% of the total.
The list, based on data from India’s Industrial Council, comes a month after it came to light that ceiling fans were being installed in over a quarter of Indian factories, prompting concerns over a potential increase in the number of deaths.
While the industry was supposed to be phased out over the next five years, India has not fully closed the gap with the world in the numbers of deaths due to industrial ceiling fires.
The number of ceiling fires has increased to about 8,000 a year in the past five years.
India’s industrial ceiling industry accounts for around 40% of global manufacturing, but it accounts for only about 13% of deaths from industrial fires.