Correspondent : Staff Reporter Eighth meeting of task force set up in compliance with the orders of the High Court in Jabalpur, for the removal of toxic wastes from the Union Carbide Plant, would be convened at Vallabh Bhawan on Tuesday in presence of Secretary of Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, Satwant Reddy.
Joint Secretary KC Mishra and Deputy Secretary Yashveer Singh along with representatives of Pollution Control Board and other government departments would also attend the meeting. However, the officials of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation denied visit of the team in gas affected colonies and said that the team would halt in the city for just one day to attend eight meeting of task force.
Denying the report of the team visiting the gas affected colonies during its one day stay in the state capital, Principal Secretary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Department MM Upadhyay told The Pioneer that the team consisting of Secretary of Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, Satwant Reddy, Joint Secretary KC Mishra and Deputy Secretary Yashveer Singh would visit the city to attend eight meeting of task force. Notably, some organisations fighting for the cause of gas victims have claimed that the team would also pay visit to affected colonies to inspect the situation.
SOURCE : The Pioneer, Tuesday, April 18, 2006