beedi


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bee·di

 (bē′dē)
n.
Variant of bidi.

beedi

(ˈbiːdɪ)
n
(Recreational Drugs) Indian a type of Indian cigarette
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BJP MP and beedi baron Shyama Charan Gupta, who is facing charges of conflict of interest for being part of a parliamentary committee on tobacco, skipped the panel's meeting held on Monday.
The organisers hope that the move will get strong public backing and that it will also be supported by the tens of thousands of people associated with cigarette and beedi manufacturing and distributing sectors.
Smoking of cigarette particularly beedis and chewing tobacco (smokeless use) is an age-old practice in India.
Due to this, he said, the beedi market is now taken over by chewing tobacco that, according to him may be equally harmful for public health.
Vegetable vending , Rice Trader, Snack food maker, Sari/cut cloth trader, Waste paper shop, Meat shop owner, Fruit seller, Beedi roller, Junk shop owner, Junk smith, Biscuit maker, Scrap iron shop owner, Carpenter, Bead stringer, Footwear shop owner, Ready-made garment seller, Sari block printer, Wood box maker, Fish vendor, Goldsmith, Toothpowder maker, Stationery Shop, Mat Weaver, Cycle Shop Owner, Brush Maker, Mobile Ironer, Cardboard Maker, Incense maker, Groceries seller, Leaves Plates maker, Silk trader, "Idly"(Boiled grinded rice) shop, Gold thread garland, Pandal (Ornament) maker, Flower seller Sweet stall owner, Plastic flower maker, Wire bag maker, Snack shop owner, Tea stall owner, Tailor, Wood Utensil Maker, Pottery stall owner, Cart loader, toy maker, etc.
For lighting a chillam (a water-laden pipe for smoking tobacco) or beedi (a home-made cigarette), Bharias strike a chakmak, a small iron bar, on a stone to ignite a piece of cotton held close.
113) and the Beedi & Cigar Workers Act of 1966 (114) are other
These include: Child (Pledging of Labour) Act, 1933, Factories Act, 1948, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Plantation Labour Act, 1951, Apprentices Act, 1961, Shops and Establishments Acts, 1961, Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979, Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
More than 325,000 children work in the beedi industry, most in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Terming the tobacco lobby as one of the most powerful, he alleged it 'instigated' employees to speak against such proposed rules on the ground that they would "hurt" the employees in tobacco growing and beedi manufacturing firms.
Her songs such as Desi Girl (Dostana), Sheila Ki Jawaani (Tees Maar Khan) and Beedi Jalayele (Omkara) are designed for dancing, with upbeat tempos and an innate sexiness.
Common occupations include small farmers, fishermen, beedi packers/bonded laborers, migrant workers, contract and casual laborers (Planning Commission, 2001).