Impact of Rehabilitation and Compensation on Socio-Economic Status of Gas Victims | Original Article
The industrial disaster took place in Bhopal in the year 1984 was one of the biggest and worst industrial disaster mankind has ever seen which has killed around 5000 people, leaving thousands of morbidities and permanent disabilities among the people. The company, UCIL involved has given a compensation amount of 470 million as relief after intervention of Supreme Court of India which was very less for the damage done. Government has instantly started relief and rehabilitation measures like medical facilities, supply of pure drinking water, training and skill development for the family members so that they can start some work or get some employment. Over a period of time it was assumed that the amount received as compensation and various relief and rehabilitation measures has helped victim families to overcome from disaster. This study has been conducted to know the impact of compensation and rehabilitation over socio-economic status of victim families by performing a field survey. This study shows that a lot of families now become economically sound but still lot of work has to be done for the people and people still suffering.