GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Steel
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3531
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25.04.2008
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of STEEL be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that for the last few years a large number of foreign dead ships have been brought to Indian ports for ship breaking;
(b) if so, whether Government has taken note of security and other hazards involved in this activity;
(c) if so, whether Government proposes to frame rules for such activity so as to safeguard the national security and other aspects;
(d) if so, by when that is likely to be done; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF STEEL
(SHRI JITIN PRASADA)
(a)&(b): Yes, Sir.
(c)to(e): The provisions of existing rules take adequate care of the hazards of ship breaking including the need for safeguarding national security etc. Further, as and when any shortcomings are noticed the rules are suitably modified and new rules framed.