The study intends to track the development of the ship breaking in developing countries and especially in India. The study also intends to analyze the health status of migrant labours in Alang ship breaking yard which is considered as world’s largest ship breaking yard. In India ship breaking activities are not possible without the migrant labours participation due to which labours are least bothered about their health and their main intension is to earn money.
In India there exist a considerable number of studies on health status of labour in both organized and unorganised industries. But these studies have touched upon the labours from Agriculture, construction, Brick industry and Textile industry. But no systematic work has been taken up on ship breaking industry. The present study attempts to fill this gap.