GoM raises compensation for Bhopal victims

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Jun 21: The Group of Ministers, which deliberated over the past few days on various issues pertaining to the Bhopal gas tragedy, is learnt to have recommend enhanced compensation to the kin of the victims of the world's worst industrial accident.

The familes of those killed in the 1984 gas leak will be getting compensation of nearly Rs 10 lakh while those injured in the incident will receive a monetary compensation of Rs 3 to 5 lakh.

The enhanced compensation set aside by the GoM grants Rs 5 lakh for those with permanent disability and Rs 3 lakh for those with partial disability.

Quoting sources, media reports state that the amount decided will be given after deducting the compensation moneys given to the victims in the past.

The GoM, which was reconstituted amid the raging controversy over the light sentence given to the convicts and the escape of main accused and the then CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, has concluded its three-day deliberations and is expected to submit its report on Monday, Jun 21.

The GoM is also understood to have recommended the central government to take steps towards the extradition of Anderson from America.

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