Bhopal Gas Tragedy Essay

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SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT – ASSIGNMENT
Name – Vraj Sandip Shah
Roll No. – 171963
Bhopal Gas Tragedy - Social, Political and Economic Analysis
Disaster Definition :
“A serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.”
Brief of Bhopal Gas Tragedy :
The Bhopal Disaster occurred on the midnight of December 2, 1984 at Union Carbide India
Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. It was one of the worst industrial catastrophes. Due to leakage of the deadly gas MIC (methyl-isocyanate) from a container E610, the count of death published was 3000, but as per the unofficial
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Political Aspects :
Here, we can analyze the case by the way of reasons of establishing industrial unit near to slums, why the cost decline was became a strategy of UCIL and why government was working for hiding the truth and why not government was too much concerned in acting against Union
Carbide. And why still many victims are struggling for Justice. Every government of a state like
Madhya Pradesh, which is weak from economic and developmental perspectives always try to attract big industries and plants. Even they don’t provide or fulfill the requirements of government but in the name of showing development these all helps a lot. Government ignores to focus in basic needs of development but they never want to leave chances to promote business related to big factories, industries and plants. It was found in many reports and write ups that government officials were gone astray at the time of gas leak. Even chief minister was also fled from the city. Not only this, after that government tried to show that leak’s effects are not for long time and everything is normal. The gas mostly impacted people from slums, BASTIs
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