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France seeks clarity on N-liability rules

French nuclear experts, who were in India last month, had sought clarifications from the government on issues relating to the nuclear liability regime.



New Delhi: With no signs of implementing the
nuclear liability law, France has sought clarifications from
India on the legislation that seeks to provide compensation to
victims of a nuclear accident.

Sources said France was waiting for India to complete the
process involved and establish the legal framework for
conducting nuclear business by foreign agencies.

French nuclear experts, who were in India last month, had
sought clarifications from the government on issues relating
to the nuclear liability regime.

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill was passed by
Parliament in 2010 and the government notified the rules to
implement the law last November.

As per the procedure, the rules were placed before
Parliament for examination before being referred to the
Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

In an rare move, amendments have been moved to the rules
by Left parties who have reservations to certain sections that
fix liability on the suppliers of nuclear equipment.

A vote on the amendments moved by the Left parties is
expected to be taken up in Parliament during the second part
of the Budget Session which begins on April 24.

PTI

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