The Bharatiya Janata Party has agreed to the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill as the government has increased the cap on compensation from the proposed Rs. 500 crore to Rs. 1,500 crore with a provision for further increase as and when necessary.
The government had come in for severe criticism over this issue as people were agitated over the compensation cap fixed at only Rs. 500 crore. The bill coming up when the scars of the Bhopal tragedy were re-opened following the court verdict, made it difficult for the government to push the bill.