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Chingari Trust

Chingari Trust is a not-for-profit, independent organization committed to protect the survivors of the 1984 gas leak from the Union Carbide factory (now owned by Dow Chemicals) in Bhopal and the continuing ground water contamination from toxic chemicals at the factory. The moving spirit behind the Trust are Rasheeda Bee and Champa Devi Shukla of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmachari Sangh, a women’s survivor group. The Trust support struggles led by women in various parts of the country, especially in remote rural India by each year making a “Chingari Award for Women Against Corporate Crimes”, with a trophy and a fellowship of fifty thousand Indian rupees.