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2nd December - National Pollution Control Day

The National Pollution Control Day 2016 was observed on 2 December 2016 in India with an aim to make aware the people and industries about the need of Pollution Control Acts.
●    This day is observed every year to give honour to thousands of human beings who lost their lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal gas tragedy in Bhopal.
●    This catastrophe was the worst in the world's industrial history and people there still continue to witness physical and mental disabilities. 
●    Bhopal gas tragedy happened in the night of 2 December to 3 December 1984 due to the discharge of the poisonous chemical Methyl Isocyanate and other chemicals that released from Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
●    Due to leakage, more than 500000 people were exposed to the poisonous gas of MIC and around 2259 died immediately. 
●    Later, it was declared by Madhya Pradesh government around 25000 people died because of the gas-related diseases.