Issue Date: Dec 31, 2009
ON NOVEMBER 19, the Union cabinet cleared the civil nuclear liability bill meant to help companies in the US and France export nuclear technology and fuels to India without any liability.
The multinational corporations won't be responsible in case of a mishap in the power plants set up with their technology; the bill proposes to transfer all liability to the operator. In other words, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), the sole operator of power plants in India, would compensate victims. The bill limits the compensation amount to Rs 2,500 crore
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