• The Group of Ministers, GoM on Bhopal gas tragedy has decided to recommend to the government to release 134 crore rupees as compensation to be distributed among 12,000 people suffering from cancer and kidney ailments.
  • This was disclosed by the GoM member and Madhya Pradesh Minister Babulal Gaur after a meeting of the GoM in New Delhi yesterday. Mr Gaur said, the GoM has rejected the proposal to give 10 lakh rupees each as compensation to 10,046 people, who were affected by the gas tragedy.
  • The GoM, headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram, has several Union Ministers, including Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Law Minister Salman Khursid as its members.
  • Health Minister Azad said, Bhopal Memorial Hospital, which was given to Atomic Energy Commission to run, will be taken over by the Health Ministry.