Amid Chaos, LS Passes 3 Bills in 30 Mins, House Adjourned till July 31

New Delhi: While chaos related to Manipur continued, three bills were passed within 30 minutes in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Following it, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till July 31.

The bills passed included the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2023, which will allow private sector to bid for mining critical minerals like Lithium.

This bill proposes to exclude six minerals, namely Beryl and other beryllium-bearing minerals, Lithium-bearing minerals, Niobium-bearing minerals, Titanium bearing minerals and ores, Tantallium-bearing minerals and Zirconium-bearing minerals and ores from the list of critical minerals.

The other two bills included the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023 and the National Dental Commission Bill, 2023.

The National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023 provides for regulation and maintenance of standards of education and services by nursing and midwifery professionals, assessment of institutions, maintenance of a National Register and State Registers and creation of a system to improve access, research and development and adoption of latest scientific advancement.

The National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 will regulate the profession of dentistry in the country, to provide for quality and affordable dental education, and to make accessible high quality oral healthcare.

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