means a factory which is exclusively engaged in one or more of the following manufacturing processes, namely, cotton ginning, cotton or jute pressing, decortication of groundnuts, manufacture of coffee. indigo,
lac, rubber, sugar (including gur) or tea or any manufacturing process which is incidental to or connected with any of the aforesaid processes and includes a factory which is engaged for a period not exceeding seven months in a year:
In any process of blending, packing, or repacking of tea or coffee;
In such other manufacturing processes as the Central Government may, by notification in the official gazette, specify.
Employees working in the following seasonal processes have been exempted by Central/State Governments under Section 88 of the Act -
Re-drying un-manufactured leaf tobacco,
- Salt manufacture,
Ice manufacturing in certain States and Wool pressing with or without cotton pressing and ginning.
involved in groundnut/walnut processing.