The bill has been put forward with the aim to provide a regulatory framework for India’s research activities in the Antarctic and protect the Antarctic ecosystem.
The bill also aims to implement the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, reported ANI.
Notably, both the Houses of Parliament discussed several private bills on Friday.
The second half of the Budget session of Parliament resumed on March 14 and will end on April 8. The first half of the Budget session started on January 31 and concluded on February 11.