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Civil Nuclear Liability Bill

About Civil Nuclear Liability Bill

The bill is also popular as Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill or just Nuclear Liability Bill.

In July 2010, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Srikumar Banerjee has said India is committed towards ensuring prompt compensation and absolute responsibility on the Nuclear Liability Bill.

On August 25, 2010, the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha after months of complicated negotiations and with a political compromise between the Central Government and the Opposition.

The Bill limits liability to the operator for each nuclear accident at Rs 500 crore.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury dismissed the need for cap fixed in the Bill.

Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has backed the Central Government over the Bill, and said the Bill would ensure access to clean energy.

Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in News

Supreme Court to decide over nuclear civil liability: Narayanasamy
A day after the Supreme Court admitted a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the Government's Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy, on Saturday said the apex court was seized of the matter, and it would now be deciding on it as it has been already passed by government.

Indian-American businessman praises Manmohan Singh for his clean image
In the wake of anti-graft protests led by veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Indian-American businessman Sant Singh Chatwal has praised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for maintaining a spotless image.

India, Russia to shore up business ties during PM's Moscow visit
India and Russia will seek to shore up bilateral business ties during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to Moscow from Thursday.

US still in process of studying content of India's Nuclear Liability Act
The U.S. State Department has said that while it welcomes the Indian Government's decision to notify some new rules under its Nuclear Liability Act, it is still in the process of studying contents of the same law before commenting on it publicly.

India does not see its nuke liability laws as impeding civil nuke cooperation with US
India decision to notify liability laws on the eve of talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of ASEAN summit being held here, is likely to go down well with Washington, and is also expected to add more substance to the bilateral talks.

Opposition was never consulted vis-…-vis the Lokpal Bill, says Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Monday criticized the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre by citing that the Opposition had not been consulted regarding the draft of the Lokpal Bill until social activists raised this issue in public.

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