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PM inaugurates National Metrology Conclave 2021; lays foundation stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory

Srinagar, Jan 04 (KINS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates National Metrology Conclave 2021 through video conferenciing.
Delivering the inaugural address of the National Metrology Conclave 2021 through video conferencing today, Modi lauded the feats achieved by Indian scientists and technicians.
Speaking about Metrology, he said that it is the foundation of methodology.
He said it increases credibility of our products in the world. “Emphasis should be made not only to boost demand of made in India goods but also to increase its acceptance. Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya will help manufacture quality products in the country.
The country is moving from Industry oriented approach to Consumer based approach. worldwide acceptance of Indian brands will boost the MSME sector in the country and will add to the exports and imports as well,” he said
Modi said that the value chain cycle of Science, Technology and Industry is key for the growth of any country.
The Prime Minister dedicated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the nation and laid the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory.
The National Atomic Timescale generates Indian Standard Time with an accuracy of 2.8 nanosecond. Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya aims at supporting testing and calibration of laboratories for quality assurance, at par with international standards.
The National Environmental Standards Laboratory will aid self-reliance in the certification of ambient air and industrial emission monitoring equipment.
Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Director General, CSIR, Shekhar Mande and Principal Scientific Adviser to the Central Government, Professor K VijayRaghavan were also present on the occasion.
National Metrology Conclave 2021 was organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi which has entered into its 75th year of inception. The theme of the conclave is Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation.(KINS)

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