Karnataka, India’s chemical industry is on a brink of a major disaster with a chemical crisis threatening to destroy the state.
Kavilikuthu has the potential to become one of the biggest chemical disasters in history.
Karnataka, a state of over 500 million people with a population of more than 3 billion, is India’s third largest by population.
Karnasian chemical industries are the third biggest in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, with over 1,500 facilities producing chemicals.
A chemical disaster could kill more than 1.5 million people.
Kavilikkuthu is a major city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which borders Tamil Nadu.
This is where Karnataka’s major chemical plants are located.
The state is home to the world’s largest chemical industry, producing about 300 million tonnes of chemicals annually.
Kannada is the largest language spoken in Karnataka.
Kavinashankar Bose, the chief minister of Karnataka has called for a “national disaster response” in a video posted on YouTube.
He has promised the state would make arrangements for the evacuation of those who have lost their lives and have lost the capacity to do their job.
The video was uploaded on Monday night.
It has since been removed, but the contents are still available.
Bose said he will be making an announcement on Wednesday, a day after he releases the video.
Kerala and Karnataka have similar chemical plants.
Kaveri, a chemical facility in Kerala, has a capacity of 300 million tonnes of chemicals produced annually.
Kerala’s chief minister has promised to evacuate people in the aftermath of a disaster, but has not said how many people would be affected.
The state has about 1.8 million people, mostly farmers and labourers.