Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NUCLEAR LIABILITY BILL : or its accident incentive bill

Its strange that such a important bill for India which will effect lot of aspects electric power, FDI, jobs, technology AND ONE OF WORST ACCIDENT IN HISTORY OF MANKINDS IF A SINGLE THING GOES WRONG.

Sorry people as my exams are coming i dont have time to write in detail, but its a issue everyone should look into as if it goes on like this and if any unfortunate accident happen, however unlikely ..it would be worst mistakes of our life... and I feel its for us to spread awarness and ask government to pull of socks as govt across globe are like that ..:) they act on when public forces them too....

AS LIABILITY FIXED IN CASE OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENT IS JUST $458 million (Rs. 2,087 crore) is a meagre comparing to U.S. $10.5 billion or even very less globally, and its not the only fault with it among other things..but lets concentrate on it only as its one of the major point.


FIRST LET US THINK WHY GOVERNMENT IS SO RELAXED ABOUT LIABILITY:
as why the reason to keep them low i not understandable, as its not a gaurantee money which company has to deposit..more money in case of accident,..why its so low in india? something is fishy here..reasons could be:

1) Chernobyl disaster like russian nuclear power plant would not happened again:
exact count is not know due to form of govt thr however: The myth is that the deaths have run into the tens of thousands: even as high as 125,000 has been quoted. In 1991 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was quoting 10,000 to 15,000 immediate deaths, without qualification.hhmm lets take west example .. Canada: Chalk River plant near Ottawa, Britain's Windscale nuclear complex , U.S. plant in Idaho Falls, suruga, Japan, Sosnovy Bor station near St. Petersburg, Russia,...long list

2) COMPANY ARE SACRED ENTITY WHO HAVE CARE FOR PEOPLE AND HAVE GOOD REGULATION AND
they have again forgotten UNION CARBIDE..bhopal gas tragedy, ENRON ... dhobal plant, SATYAM, CORPORATIONS end goes end.

3) INDIAN GOVERMENT IS VERY EFFICENT IN REGULATION AND RESTRICTS:
dont kid me... check your corruption ranking, red-tapism, back room deals,... long lisy

4) PUBLIC IS BUSY ... SURE IT IS....
JANTA SAB JANTI HAIN.... hhmm.. yea yea..not even debatable... its busy with khap panchayat, tiger disappearing, caste counting,female rights..child issues, quotas, cricket, earning bread.. COME on this would affect everyone and everything in INDIA... its a common issue...wen we can talk abt so many others and thn why not this so important common issue too

5) JUNGLE RAJ HAS GONE
what is this than ... ideal governance in best interest of people... I HEARD ENVIRONMENT MINSITRY IS GOOD... worst effect would be environment in case of accident.. then why isnt envoirment people talking.. MAY BE TALK IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO DIRECT RELATION TO BENEFITS ?? not effect..

6) MEDIA & OPPOSITION..???
even other systematic news to follow or feed.. in all big question mark..

7) INDIANS LEGAL AND POLICING SYSTEM IS STRONG TO PUNISH THE DEFAULTERS:
wow! at least not uptill now, we rarely find defaulters ...still not been able to give proper compensations in case which are well established.. BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY, ANSAL,.... i guess all indian know a lot abt it..

8) INDIA IS IN SUCH A DESPERATE TIMES that such a risk is worth taking:
but not even government isnt saying its a risk... its just a normal bill...:D

9) IS IT MYOPIA?
with so many educated representative and voices from all sectors... then why are they so short sighted OR why they are so ok with it? sab chalta hain par daal me kuch toh kala hain???

10)have companies asked them for favour... thn hv thy given a return too? without caring abt such a huge cost...????



ISSUE:

We understand that globally its accepted practise to have nuclear liability bill..
BUT what is unfathomable is how these criteria is decide in case of India and why its not on in line with compensations liability of same companies in their home countries...
GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE SURE LIABILITY IS SUCH THAT COMPANIES HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SO THAT NO ACCIDENT HAPPENS, IS SHOULD DISCOURAGE NEGLIGENCE AND ENCOURAGE BEST SAFETY STANDARDS, KEEPING INTO MIND FACT THAT MOST COMPANY EXIST FOR PROFIT

IS INDIA GOVERNMENT RICH ENOUGH TO GIVE COMPENSATORY GAP... OR INDIA IS TECHNOLOGICAL MORE SUPRERIOR TO TACKLE EFFECT OF ACCIDENT or THIS WOULD BE HAPPENING OFF THE BORDERS OF INDIA SO INDIA NEED NOT CARE...
Lets us people make sure government act...if not then let it know we know


I WAS HOPEING THIS WOULD COME IN GLARE OF MEDIA AND PUBLIC BUT:

check these link, they have some data but may be biased:

http://www.hindu.com/2010/03/13/stories/2010031353671400.htm

http://internationalaffairs.suite101.com/article.cfm/nuclear-liability-bill-2010-india-part--ii

6 comments:

SRK said...
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Sarita said...

I hope this does not lead to another Bhopal tragedy....however we should be more concerned about what kind of security measures that will be taken up as a part of the program as money will never make up for the life that has been lost...and in a country where security measures are always taken for granted the future looks really sceptical..:(

paramveer said...

budget to handle any accident if happen is very less! we can compare this budget with the funds raised when there was flood in bihar!!

n govt is still unable to give true justice to bhopal case!!

surely not at all any good deal in the bill!! :(

$um@n said...

hey i was not aware of this issue before reading ur blog ... But now i m thx

RAVINDRA VIKRAM SINGH said...

@ all
its nothing compared anything before..
its sheer cheating and
the question is why?
with so intelligent cabinet and youth politicians..
but its clear only one who is ready to do this is govt..
as if thy want those companies can easily agree to global norms...
have companies asked them for favour... thn hv thy given a return too? without caring abt such a huge cost

roma said...

It is quite informative message.
come to know abt it after reading ur blog.

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