Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Centre to constitute a special committee for assessing the quantum of soil and water pollution around the Union Carbide premises here.
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chouhan urged the Centre to assess the quantum of soil and water polluted around the defunct Union Carbide plant and added that the state government will extend full cooperation in achieving this task, official sources said on Thursday.
The Chief Minister said that the Group of Ministers headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for disposal of issues pertaining to Bhopal gas tragedy has been reconstituted.
At the meetings of the GoM, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Union Environment and Forests Minister and Madhya Pradesh Government Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Minister have pleaded for such an assessment.
Besides, Chouhan also requested for the remediation of soil and groundwater sources by an agency of national level, they said.
The Chief Minister wanted that a special committee under the supervision of a competent agency of the Union Government should be constituted in this regard in which experts from Madhya Pradesh in the area of Environment should also be included.