Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha Friday passed the Dam Safety Bill aiming to institute uniform safety procedures for dams in India. If the bill is made into a law, then dam owners will have to provide a dam safety unit in each dam. The dam safety unit will be required to inspect the dam before and after the monsoon session, and also during and after natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.
Explained | How India intends to make its dams safer
Earlier in the day, the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after passing the Wages Code Bill which seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages for workers of organised and unorganised sectors, except government employees and MNREGA workers. As many as 85 votes were polled for the motion and eight against it.
The Lok Sabha Friday also passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member of a trust running the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial. While tabling the bill in the lower house of Parliament, Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said the government wants to end politics involved with regard to the Trust. “It is our belief and principle that politics should be removed from the national memorial hence the amendments were brought to the 1951 Act,” he said.