Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on 12 February 2015 announced to develop Standards for Solid Waste Management and Potable Drinking Water.
The move is aimed at promoting the use of available Indian Standards on street food and public supply of potable drinking water. These standards will be made mandatory in phased manner.
The announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
Further, the Ministry also announced to amend the BIS Act, 1986. BIS Act is being amended comprehensively for the first ever after it being enacted in the year 1986.
The proposed amendments are:
These amendments will empower the government to bring more products under mandatory certification.
BIS is also preparing for an aggressive media plan for promotion of its brand. It will facilitate the consumers for not only getting quality products but also save them from cheating and fraud.
When: 12 February 2015