Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding tribals from Madhya Pradesh working in quartz/stone crushing factories situated in Godhra, Gujarat contracting silicosis, 04/05/2016
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of People's Rights & Social Research Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/05/2016. The case relates to tribals residing in Madhya Pradesh who had gone to work in quartz/stone crushing factories situated in Godhra, Gujarat and after contracting the dreaded disease of Silicosis they returned back to their native places and later died. Supreme Court directs the State of Gujarat to pay an amount of Re. 1 Lakh each to the kins of the 238 deceased, who have been identified by the NHRC, and also arrange to deposit an amount of Rs. 2 Lakhs each in their names in fixed deposits, so that the monthly interest accruing therefrom can be availed by the kins of the deceased.