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Rs 1,544.84 compensation to 5,73,816 Gas Tragedy victims

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Bhopal, Feb 22 (UNI) Compensation of Rs 1,544.84 crore has been doled out thus far to about 5,73,816 lakh victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of December 1984, the Madhya Pradesh assembly was informed today.

In a written response to Mr Umashankar Gupta, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Babulal Gaur said the total number of claimants from the state capital's 56 wards and outside stood at 10,29,516.

''On August 25, 2005, the state government interacted with the Centre about declaring all city wards as Gas Tragedy-affected.

Additional information was sought and is being sent,'' he added.

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