The Commission has directed the District Magistrate, Bhojpur and CMO-cum-Civil Surgeon, Bhojpur to appear before the Commission on 09th July, 2014 (Wednesday) at 12:00 hrs along with action taken report in the matter.
The copy of the order has been sent to the (1) District Magistrate, Bhojpur (2) CMO-cum-Civil Surgeon, Bhojpur for necessary action and to the (3) Principal Secretary, Industries Deptt., Bihar & (4) Secretary,
Pollution Control Board, Bihar, Patna for information.
ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) has drawn the attention of BHRC seeking its intervention to protect communities in villages around the hazardous industrial units of Ramco Industries in Bihiya and Giddha who cannot be expected to become superior risk bearers unlike villagers of Muzaffarpur and Vaishali where similar plants have been stopped.
When defending the indefensible asbestos factories becomes a compulsion of officialdom, disasters like the one witnessed in the factory of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC)'s hazardous pesticide plant become the order of the day.
For Details: Gopal Krishna, ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA), Mb:08227816731, 09818089660, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:www.toxicswatch.org