Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'Polluter must pay and polluter will pay,'

Government today made it clear that 'polluter must pay' for the environmental and maritime losses arising out of
the collision of the two ships off Mumbai coast early this month.

'Polluter must pay and polluter will pay,' Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya Sabha in reply to a short duration question on the oil spill resulting from the collision of vessels on August seven.

He said studies by different institutions have been commissioned for ascertaining the impact of the oil spill on the fishery sector
and other economic losses.

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