Rs 1548.56 cr compensation paid to Bhopal victims

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Bhopal gas tragedy
Bhopal, Jul 22: Babulal Gaur, Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Minister on Thursday, Jul 22 informed the Madhya Pradesh assembly that a total of Rs 1548.56 was disbursed as the compensation to 5,74,375 Bhopal gas tragedy victims.

Gaur informed that Rs 15.47 crore were given to 3,199 cases of permanent disability, Rs 130.89 crore to 33,672 cases of non-permanent disabled persons, Rs 41.05 lakh to 42 seriously affected persons, Rs 1,310 crore to 5,21,332 cases of simple affected persons and Rs 52.95 crore to the relatives of 5,295 dead. Gaur provided the information in a written reply to independent MLA Paras Saklecha on Thursday, Jul 22.

The minister also said that the rehabilitation study centre of the department had conducted a study about the effects of gas on infants, but the rate of affected children was not found to be abnormal. He was mentioning about the studies on gas effected persons.

The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the Central Government had decided to establish a centre of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to study the long-term effects of the disaster on the victims in Bhopal. Gaur reminded about this in the assembly.

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