Immediately after the passage of the Bill, House Postponed for the day to meet again at 2 pm on Monday.
The Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 was taken up for discussion as soon as the House resumed at 2 pm on Friday after the second adjournment of the day. Earth Science Minister Jitendra Singh It was taken up for consideration.
The Bill seeks to extend the application of domestic laws to research stations established by India in the Antarctic region. India has two active research centers in the Antarctic – Maitri and Bharati – where scientists are involved in research.
Bill proposes to ban Indian campaign antarctica Provide for inspection by an official appointed by the government, without the permit or written authorization of any other party to the Antarctic Treaty, and for punishment for violation of certain provisions of the law.
It seeks to establish a fund for the welfare of Antarctic research work and for the protection of the icy continent’s environment.