The National Assembly has passed the 'Acid and other Hazardous Chemical Substances (Regulation) Bill-2079' unanimously.
In today's NA meeting, Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand presented a proposal seeking passage of the Bill.
Responding to the queries raised in course of clause-wise discussion on the bill, which was received with message from the House of Representatives, Minister Khand said the law has been brought to regulate acid and hazardous chemical substances as problem has surfaced due to its misuse though acid and other hazardous chemical substances are necessary in industrial and health sector.
He opined with the passage of the bill, misuse of acid and other hazardous chemical substances would be controlled and necessary action would be taken against those misusing it.
Five bills received with message from the HoR have been tabled at the NA.
NA Secretary Rajendra Phunyal tabled 'Bill to amend some acts relating to criminal offense and criminal procedure-2079 BS', 'Social Security (first amendment) Bill-2079 BS', 'Nepal Police and Province Police (Operation, Supervision and Coordination- first amendment) Bill-2079 BS', 'Drinking Water and Sanitation Bill-2076 BS' and 'Bill designed to amend some acts against sexual violence-2079 BS' in today's meeting.
Discussion would be held on these bills in the NA.