14 Dec 2013

Mitigation of Oil Pollution

Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan
The Union Government is taking adequate steps to mitigate the adverse effects of offshore oil pollution. 

In a statement laid down on the table of the Lok Sabha, in reply to a starred question today, the Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan said that Indian Ports, which handle vessels carrying import/export Oil cargo.

It have been mandated to levy and collect Oil Pollution Cess at 50 paisa per tonne of oil w.e.f. 1.10.1988. 

The minister said that a Committee is currently reviewing the collection and remittance of such an oil pollution cess in each port. 

The committee is also asked to make recommendations on the adequacy of oil cess being collected and recommend increase if needed. 

It would also suggest steps to strengthen the cess collection. 

Shri Vasan said, major ports and Public Sector Oil Companies have spent 10.65 Crore rupees on measures to mitigate pollution from oil spills. 

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