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35 years on, Bhopal gas victims still looking for a day in the sun
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New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- As Bhopal gas tragedy marks 35 years on Tuesday, survivors have continued to struggle for medical, economic and social rehabilitation.
Some NGOs working for the victims of the gas leak found, from documents accessed through the Right to Information Act, that of the Rs.104 crore allocated by the Centre for economic rehabilitation of victims, about 18 crore has been lost to corruption while Rs.86 crore has remained unutilized for the last nine years.
"This when thousands of survivors' families are facing starvation due to lack of gainful employment. 473 women widowed by the disaster have been denied monthly pension since last year citing lack of funds," said Nousheen Khan of Children against Dow Carbide.
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