BIS to launch product quality survey

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Bhopal, Nov 12 (UNI) With a view to enhancing awareness among customers, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will initiate a product quality survey.

''The survey's objective is to encourage consumer protection.

Urban awareness has led to an inclination for products bearing the Indian Standards Institute (ISI) mark. We are considering making the Bureau's standards available on the Internet,'' BIS Central Zone Deputy Director-General D K Nayyar told reporters here today.

When asked regarding a ban on Chinese toys, he pointed out that only the Centre was empowered to do so and added that some countries banned their sale on account of chemical content. Mr Nayyar urged the Madhya Pradesh government to accord priority to purchase of ISI-marked products.

Earlier, at a meeting of a state-level committee on standardisation and quality certification, the official furnished details of products, quality management system, environment management system, hallmarks and standards.

The meeting was presided over by state Principal Secretary (Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection) M K Rai.

UNI

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