At the stroke of midnight on December 2,1984, a huge amount of methyl isocyanate gas breached out from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, killing more than 2000 human beings and injuring perhaps as many as 200,000 others. The disaster indicated a need for enforceable international standards for environmental safety, preventative strategies to avoid similar accidents and industrial disaster preparedness. The Government of India faced imminent pressure from the international community and its own judiciary to take concrete steps for strengthening and developing .environment and disaster law of the country and establishing mechanism to monitor hazardous industrial activity
Almost thirty years has been passed since this infamous disaster. We have seen many changes in terms of law, policy and technologies in the industrial sector all these yearsThe real question which is need to be addressed is whether India is well prepared for another industrial disaster?
Is India prepared for another Industrial disaster? – A Critical analysis post Bhopal Gas Tragedy.