?Remaining wards to be declared gas-hit?

  • HT Correspondent, PTI, Bhopal
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  • Updated: Jan 09, 2006 17:13 IST

THE REMAINING 20 municipal wards of Bhopal will be included in the category of gas-affected wards so as to offer relief to its residents for the Bhopal gas tragedy, Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh said here. Following the Bhopal gas tragedy, 36 out of the then 56 wards we-re declared as gas-affected.

It was decided in principle to include the rest 20 wards in the category, Singh told PTI in an interview. Though no time frame could be set as yet, there were no problems in making the move except for some procedural difficulties, Singh, who is a member of the central committee formed for gas victims, said. 

In the past, a demand for including 20 wards in list of gas-affected wards has been raised by the gas victims and organisations fighting for their cause in the state. (PTI)


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