Cabinet to consider amendments in nuke liability bill
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 18:29
New Delhi: The amendments suggested by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on nuclear liability bill are expected to be considered by the Union Cabinet tomorrow.

The Standing Committee on Science and Technology, which examined Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 for over two months, presented its report to both Houses of Parliament today.

The report addresses major concerns of BJP as it recommended provision for "clear-cut" accountability of suppliers for any mishap involving an atomic plant and raise of compensation cap from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1,500 crore among various amendments.

This paved the way for early enactment of nuclear liability law, which is crucial for operationalisation of India's nuclear deals with various countries.

After approval of the amendments in the bill by the Cabinet, the proposed legislation is expected to be passed during the current session of Parliament which ends on August 27 but may be extended till August 31.


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 18:29

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