As many as 27 private members bills, including one seeking to curb sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases was introduced in Lok Sabha today. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki (BJP) introduced the Acid (Control) Bill, 2014, which seeks to frame laws on controlling the sale of acids and severe punishment to violators. The bill comes against the backdrop of reports of girls being attacked everyday in different parts of the country.
Other private members bills include those related to inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Bills for regulation of surrogacy, setting up of an autonomous board for the economically backward areas and one to provide compensation to victims of natural calamities and snake bite too were introduced. The bill by Rajiv Pratap Rudy (BJP) for amending the Eighth schedule of the Constitution provides for including of Bhojpuri, Magahi and Rajasthani languages in the schedule and give these languages their due recognition.
Rudy also moved the Electricity Amendment Bill which seeks to scale up of utilisation of renewable energy in the society.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, also introduced by Solanki, seeks to address certain legal and ethical issues concerning surrogacy.