Anindita Dey / Mumbai July 22, 2010, 0:22 IST

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has filed an affidavit in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur for entrusting Dow Chemicals, the present owner of Union Carbide, with the entire cost of remediation efforts towards detoxifying the areas around Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) in Bhopal.

THE progress of monsoon has brought good news for the agriculture ministry and brightened its hopes of attaining the food production targets for the kharif season.

More than two decades after the Bhopal gas tragedy, there is a renewed sense of hope that the government's empowered Group of Ministers (GoM) will look afresh at various issues which have been lying buried all these years.

The issue of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's extradition is expected to come up. Also on the agenda is greater compensation for the victims of the gas leak.

New Delhi: The uproar over the Bhopal gas-leak judgment has put the role of several UPA ministers and functionaries, including those in the newly reconstituted group of ministers (GoM), under scrutiny yet again.

The PMO documents on Dow Chemicals and its liability on Bhopal gathered by Bhopal activists. These have brought to light a letter written in 2006 by Dow Chemicals CEO Andrew Liveris to the then Indian ambassador to the US Ronen Sen, claiming that the Indian government had said that his company is not liable for the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday made it clear that he would continue to oppose the Centre

They may not admit it, but Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M K Alagiri

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Twenty-Seventh Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Standing Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers (2008-09) on

Ministry utilising data of Kisan Credit cards to compile land holding figures.

The fertiliser ministry has set a target of three months to roll out the direct subsidy transfer to farmers on a national scale. It is utilising the data of Kisan credit cards and cooperative banks to compile the figures on land holdings.

THE government is working to revive a ministerial panel which was set up to finalise a national pharmaceutical policy that has been hotly contested because it seeks to vastly expand the number of drugs under price control.