Nuclear Liability Bill to be introduced in Parliament today

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New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The UPA Government is likely to introduce the controversial Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the last day of the current Budget session.

The Bill is listed in the schedule of business for the Lower House for today.

It is expected that the government would refer it to a Parliamentary Standing Committee after winning a trial of strength in Lok Sabha during opposition-sponsored cut motions.

The Left is likely to ask for a division when the government introduces the proposed legislation.

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 incident at Rs 500 crore, which is the main issue of contention. (ANI)

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