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Cabinet nod to Rs 134 cr addl ex-gratia for Bhopal victims

Government today sanctioned Rs 134 crore for payment of ex-gratia to additional 9000 cases of Cancer and Total Renal Failure amongst the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2012 22:15 IST

Government on Friday sanctioned Rs 134 crore for payment of ex-gratia to additional 9000 cases of Cancer and Total Renal Failure amongst the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

The Union cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the recommendations of the group of ministers on Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster for payment of ex-gratia to additional 9000 cases of Cancer and Total Renal Failure amongst the Bhopal Gas Victims, as per the scales already approved.

"An amount of Rs 134 crore has been approved for this purpose. The approval will provide more succour to the Bhopal Gas Victims," an official release said here.

The government had taken a decision on June 24, 2010 and November 18, 2010 for payment of ex-gratia to specified categories of Bhopal Gas victims at indicated rates for which purpose a sum of Rs 740.28 crore was approved.

The GoM, at a meeting in January this year, had decided to recommend to the government to release Rs 134 crore to be distributed among 12,000 people, who have been suffering from cancer and kidney ailments, as compensation.