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Implications of the Nuclear Liability Bill on the expansion of civilian nuclear energy in India.

an essay I was attempting on the Nuclear Liability Bill-

The issue of nuclear energy in India is crucial given the energy deficit and the necessity of providing electricity to the under-developed and rural areas as a basic amenity. The Bill for nuclear liability is seen as an important milestone in realizing India’s energy goals, and is a step towards realizing the 123 Agreement or the Indo-US Nuclear deal.

 The Bill however has various glaring flaws as has been pointed out by critics in the opposition as well as civil society groups; it seeks to benefit the operator and not the supplier in the event of  a catastrophe; the victims cannot sue the companies or suppliers since the operator is liable to pay damages…