Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, called for establishing a balance between the environment and development to avoid another such tragedy.
An NGO working for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims has alleged that there are no accurate figures available on the death toll of the world's worst industrial disaster even after 30 years and has also raised concern over the toxic waste lying in defunct Union Carbide plant situated near the densely populated old Bhopal area.
Hundreds of people marched through Bhopal late Tuesday, waving flaming torches to commemorate the thousands who perished in the world's deadliest industrial disaster and demanding justice for survivors who continue to suffer three decades on.
Thirty years on from the Bhopal disaster, an international film opens on Friday dramatising the story of how an American pesticide factory in India accidentally released cyanide gas into the atmosphere, killing thousands of people and leaving many more sick or disabled.
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee says her upcoming film on Bhopal gas tragedy holds importance in today's times even though the incident happened 30 years ago as it reminds people to be more socially responsible.