New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said it has
received a Rs 116-crore proposal from the Madhya Pradesh
government for setting up a memorial for Bhopal gas tragedy
"A proposal for the construction of a Bhopal gas tragedy
memorial, with an estimated expenditure of Rs 116.18 crore,
was received again from the government of Madhya Pradesh in
November 2009," Minister of State for Chemicals and
Fertilisers Srikant Kumar Jena said in response to a written
query in the Lok Sabha today.
He said that though the Madhya Pradesh government had
sent a similar proposal to the Centre in December 2005, it
was asked to take up the matter with the Planning Commission.
"The government of Madhya Pradesh has again been advised
to take up the matter directly with the Planning Commission
for the required funds," Jena said.