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Liability of Nuclear Suppliers

Section 4 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 channels the liability for nuclear damage to the operator of the nuclear installation. The operator of the nuclear installation after paying the compensation for nuclear damage, shall have a right of recourse against the supplier in accordance with Section 17 of the said Act. The supplier has no liability to pay compensation for nuclear damage in the first instance to the victims of a nuclear incident.

Under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 the liability of the operator is strict and based on the principle of no-fault liability with the underlying objective to provide prompt compensation to the victims of a nuclear incident.

There is no proposal at present before the Government to amend this provision.

The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister™s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

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