The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS) is the leading survivors
organization in Bhopal. Formed in 1986, today it has more than 2000 active members almost
all of them women. They hold public meetings every week and organize demonstrations every
month. Through their legal and extra-legal initiatives the organization has succeeded in
overturning the settlement between Union Carbide and the Indian government, in making
monetary relief available to survivors and in quality improvement in government hospitals.
The Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangharsh Morcha (GPNPBSMB) is an organization of
gas affected people who give special attention to aged survivors, widows, orphans and
others dependent on social security. Women form the majority of their membership of
several thousand. They too hold public meetings every week and organize demonstrations.
The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh (BGPMSKS) is a registered trade
union of women survivors who are employed as workers in the making of paper stationery as
part of the government's rehabilitation program. It is a small organization with 80
members. At one point in their struggle, members of this organization, many carrying
children in their arms, walked all the way to New Delhi (750 kms away) to press for their
The Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti (BGPSSS) is a voluntary, non-governmental
organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is a coalition of several environmental,
labour, human rights, women's, popular science and other organizations that came together
The Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA) is an effort to provide support to the
survivors organizations in their struggle. Formed in 1986 the organization continues to
work on documentation of medical and environmental effects legal interventions against
Union Carbide and the government as well as disseminating information on the continuing
disaster in Bhopal.
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