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  Project Name


ICJB India Operations 2011



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Community Empowerment






Madhya Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 420000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar
Premnandhini Satgunam


College Park









The present proposal requests RENEWAL of funds for the second year to support the work of 5 community-based campaigners from gas and water affected communities in Bhopal and one Bhopal-based campaign coordinator with the necessary experience and expertise to help coordinate and support survivors efforts,





Few Key Achievements for 2010: 1. Dow Blacklisted: constant pressure, lobbying, petitioning and filing several RTIís Ministry of Agriculture has decided to black list Dow Agro Sciences (wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical) for 5 years. Indian Government will not purchase any products made by Dow Agro Science for the next 5 years. 2.Water pipeline is almost at its last stages of being completed. Another thing that the campaigners have fought for and finally won is that free water connection to be given to all 7500 households in water affected communities. 3.Finally on 11th Oct 2010 ICMR announced that it will be setting up its 31st centre which will be called National Institute for Research on Environmental Health. This is a long standing demand (dating back to 1994) of Bhopal survivors that research should be opened. 4.finally gotten a promise from the state government that they will offer free treatment to all children living in water affected communities who are suffering from birth defects/congenital malformations.





Tto (1) raise community awareness about the present health, social, economic and legal situation facing the affected community; (2) conduct community needs assessments and health surveys that will improve understanding of current conditions; (3) take steps to improve this situation through community mobilization, and (4) conduct outreach activities with other communities to help prevent future disasters elsewhere in India.



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