Over 1,000 Muslim families living barely half a km away from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal have been made to survive on their own under the open sky as their homes were recently demolished by the administration.
These families, who were living on the Railways' land for the last 30 years, were supposed to be rehabilitated using Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief funds.
The area is located around 400 meters away from the Union Carbide factory. The area is highly contaminated due to hazardous waste of the factory. The state government had received Rs 40 crore in funds from the Centre in 2010. The fund was allocated for rehabilitation purpose of these poor families but that amount was left unutilized.
Around 400 families were shifted to a land belongs to Bhopal Waqf Board, but they have to find an alternative place in the coming days.
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Source: Business Standard
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