Kathmandu, January 10
The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has granted Nepal Standard or NS mark to 28 goods produced by 22 Indian and Chinese industries.
Those receiving the NS mark are the OPC and PPC cement produced by Aadhunik, Ultratech, Alstrom, India Cement Ltd, Jayapirewa Plant, Star Cement, and Calcum Industries of India, LPG cylinders and valves produced by Rajasthan Cylinder Industry, Delhi LPG Valve, Gas Droid, Hari Udhyog, Prabha Electronic, Sarbamangalam Petroleum, Surya Shakti and Baltra Associates, India, and iron bars from BK Steel Ltd, Stat Steels and Saloja Steels, India.
Likewise, composite cylinders produced by Supreme Industry and Time Technoplates, India have also been awarded with the NS certification.
The NBSM has awarded the NS mark to a Chinese regulator company Ningbo Sui Xin.
Although other countries had been providing their country’s standard mark to goods produced in Nepal or by Nepali industries since long, Nepal started providing its standard mark only recently
when Nabindra Raj Joshi was the minister for industry.
NBSM Director General Bishwobabu Pudasaini, said that the number of foreign industries acquiring the Nepal standard mark has been gradually increasing. “We have been granting NS certification to the foreign companies applying for the same after fulfilling the required procedures,” he said.
Meanwhile, NBSM has granted licence to 369 various types of goods of 60 different categories manufactured by 250 industries within and outside the country till date.
A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.