Cabinet to consider amendments in Civil Nuclear Liability Bill today

August 19th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The amendments suggested by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Nuclear Liability Bill are expected to be considered by the Union Cabinet today.

The 31-member parliamentary standing committee on science and technology tabled its report in both houses of Parliament on Wednesday

The report was finalised after the government agreed to accommodate most of the concerns of opposition BJP, including raising the compensation cap to Rs 1500 crores from Rs 500 crore.

The passage of the Bill is considered important for starting nuclear commerce between India and the international community.

Earlier, the government had listed the Bill for introduction on March 15, but had to defer it at the last moment after it realised that it did not have the requisite numbers to see its introduction in the Lok Sabha.

In the present form, the Bill limits liability to the operator for each nuclear accident at Rs 500 crore. (ANI)

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