Pollution and displacement increasingly threaten the life and livelihood-indeed the very existence - of several rural communities. Panchayati Raj can play a very important role in checking this, but this potential has not been adequately realised yet. A lot of work needs to be done to realise this potential of panchayat raj in checking pollution and displacement.

Read this Discussion in Lok Sabha on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010.The bill has been approved after the government agreed to opposition’s demand for strengthening a contentious provision relating to suppliers' liability in the legislation.



The Civil Nuclear Liability Bill, 2010 that got approved in Lok Sabha on Aug 25, 2010 after government dropped the controversial provision on "intent" as a precondition for holding suppliers liable for a nuclear accident caused by defective equipment.

The Parliamentary committee report on

Committee Protests Move To Amend Culpability Clause Of Foreign Suppliers

New Delhi: A move by the government to delete a subclause in the civil liability for nuclear damage bill, dealing with culpability of foreign suppliers in the event of a nuclear accident, ran into fierce resistance from members of the standing committee examining the bill.

DHENKANAL:A Bid by Bhusan Steel Limited (BSL) to construct an ash pond is mired in controversy after the district administration, the Rehabilitation and Peripheral Development Advisory Committee (RPDAC) rejected it on the grounds of stiff resistance from villagers. The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) too refused permission for its construction.

Bill to provide for civil liability for nuclear damage, appointment of claims commissioner, establishment of nuclear damage claims commission and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Indian nuclear industry, despite years of isolation, has reached full maturity and should now be a willing partner in the international nuclear market without compromising its interests and principles. The legislation to fix Liability for Nuclear Damage shall suit its own ethos and needs.

Bowing to intense opposition pressure, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government withdrew the scheduled introduction of the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in Parliament. The reasons were understandable

NEW DELHI: The much-debated nuclear liability bill, critical to participation of US firms in atomic commerce with India, seems headed for the standing committee on energy with contradictions emerging over liabilities that will be incurred by state operators and foreign firms in case of a mishap.