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  project name ~ RTI Bhopal Project

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

RTI Bhopal Project

  NGO

 

The Other Media

  Category

 

Right To Information (RTI)

  District

 

Bhopal

  State

 

Madhya Pradesh

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 125500

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Pragya Bhagat

 

Austin

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This project aims to work on getting information from different departments of State and central government on the long term relief and rehabilitation of Bhopal Gas Survivors. It will also focus on getting inside information on Dow’s expansion plans in India. It has been long, complex 25 years of struggle where the Indian state has given no attention to the interest of the victims and has and continues to collude with corporations (Union Carbide/Dow Chemical) responsible for the disaster. Through this project we intend to dig up information on the collusion between state and the corporation and also substantiate the claims of the state government on providing rehabilitation to the victims.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The project will also work towards consolidations of advocacy efforts in the state of Madhya Pradesh to force public authorities to implement the Act and for the Commission to use penal provisions prescribed in the Act as a means of enforcing the implementation of the Act. These efforts at consolidation, along with similar efforts by other organizations, will further be linked to a national level campaign for strengthening the RTI Act.

 

  Goals

 

 

Objectives 1. Work with survivor groups in identifying all areas where RTI needs to be filed within the state and central government 2. File and follow up RTI requests on the issue of medical care, social rehabilitation, economic rehabilitation, environmental rehabilitation, provision of clean drinking water, hazardous waste disposals, legal cases (extradition) and Dow’s expansion plans in India. 3. File and follow up RTI requests on individual problems faced by the survivors and in tern Popularize RTI among the Bhopal gas victims. 4. Assist community struggles against industrial land acquisition by strategic use of the RTI Act. 5. Tracking, reporting and taking action on the implementation of RTI Act. 6. Networking a the state level to increase awareness of the RTI Act

 
 

  


 
 
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