A seminar on International Standards Ensure Positive Change was organised by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Monday to mark World Standards Day.
Speaking on the occasion,A B Agrawal,chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) said that standardisation is essential for the Indian industry in order to meet the global competition and to scale up industrys operations and capture newer markets.
He said standards developed by experts from around the world are composed of internationally harmonised best practices and therefore can be used to measure,compare and increase efficiency, combat environmental issues and provide portability of products and services across the globe.
Elaborating on the issue,A K Saini,deputy director general (North),BIS,said BIS had initiated action for developing standards in tune with world trade. He informed that BIS had established more than 18,600 Indian standards,out of which 5,000 standards have been harmonised with the corresponding International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
In todays increasingly globalised trading environment,international standards are powerful tools to lead positive change for spurring economic growth,adapt to climate change and open up global markets, Saini added.
A technical session was also organised as part of the seminar,which was chaired by Aditya Kumar Kansal,chief administrative officer (R),DMW,Indian Railways,Patiala.
Around 200 people from various industries across the region and government/non-government organisations participated in the seminar.