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Cabinet to consider amendments in nuke liability bill

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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