The Rajya Sabha, on December 8, approved the "Dam Safety Bill." Tabled by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the bill sought systematic surveillance, maintenance and operation, avoiding disasters. Changed to "Dam Safety, Amendment Bill 2021," the bill added a clause, which impose punishment to state or individuals, upon violation of the laws. The Bill is now yet to be assented by the President.
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will again table "Dam Safety Bill 2019" in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing winter session of Parliament Session on December 2. Under the bill, specified damns will have systematic surveillance, maintenance, inspection, and operation, avoiding disasters. Earlier on November 1, Shekhawat had moved the bill but due to ruckus by the opposition, it wasn't passed by the House.