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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said the Centre's curative petition on revising the compensation from Union Carbide Corporation, a unit of US-based The Dow Chemical Co., for the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy would be heard in April.

The central government had moved the apex court in December 2010 claiming 7,844 crore ($1.74 billion) as additional compensation for loss of life and property, and environmental contamination.

The government's claim is based on an incorrect assumption of deaths, injuries and losses; expenses incurred by the Madhya Pradesh and the central governments; and the subsequent environmental degradation.

In 1984, India witnessed one of the world’s worst industrial disasters in Bhopal when thousands of people died due to accidental leakage of nearly 42 tonnes of toxic gas, methyl isocyanate (MIC) in the intervening night of 2-3 December.

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