History of Alang breaking Shipyard
About 50 years ago there is starting of breaking ship in Alang which is situated near Khambhat and far about 50 kilometers from Bhavnagar.
Actually there are so many centers for ship breaking in the world like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turky, China and India but the matter of proud is that about 50% of the ship are broken only in the Alang.There are about 1500 ships are broken in Alang per year, and about 30,000 people are working for ship breaking yard.
The main familiarity has been gained by Alang is just due to the two big ship of France named as KLIMENSO and BLUE LADY affair.
If you are going to Sauratra or Kutch and ask any person about Alang you will get answer definitely about Alang.
Most of people are appreciate Alang wood and furniture which is the hard and staying long time.And The furniture which is made from Alang woog is the breakage or waste of ship broken at Alang.There is about 4 lacks metric tonne furniture, steel and iron is gained through Alang per year which is then used as making furniture and best from waste.
Income to India by Alang per Year
The Alang which is the biggest ship breaking yard is earn income to India more than thousands dollars and provides employment to many people directly or indirectly.
Problems to Gujarat By Alang
The biggest problem to Gujarat by Alang is that due to asbestos and other poisonous chemicals which are ex-product of ship breaking is accumulated here and so many of the people staying here has health related problem.
Alang- in film directory
There are too many films related to ship and Alang has taken the place in film. In 2004 Michel kott has made a film named as "SHIPBREAKERS". The second movie "ON ROAD TO ALANG" which was made by Pitter Cannogo in 2005 in which a passengers ship is breaking in Alang was the story.The famous writer of England in 1999 has also said about Alang in his novel "Business".
Affair of BLUE LADY and KLIMENSO
The ship of France which named as KLIMENSO and BLUE LADY has the big issue, which was related to asbestose ex-product of the ship ."GreenPiece" is the organization which has requested in supreme court and asid that by the breaking of that ship the people and environment both will have to face problem due to poisonous substance Asbestos.