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BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS

17th June, 2022 Polity and Governance

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  • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has developed an Indian Standard for a 'non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay'.
    • It is named as ‘Mitticool refrigerator’.
  • It is a clay-made natural refrigerator
    • It is primarily used to store vegetables, fruits, milk, and cooling water.
    • It provides natural coolness to foodstuffs stored in it without requiring any electricity. Fruits, vegetables, and milk can be stored reasonably fresh without deteriorating their quality

 

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

  • It is the National Standards Body under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
    • It is a statutory body established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.
    • BIS has more than 500 scientific officers working as Certification Officers.
  • BIS was formerly known as the Indian Standards Institution (ISI).
    • ISI was set up in 1946.
    • The ISI was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) headquarters are in New Delhi, with regional offices in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Delhi.

 

Significance of the step

  • It is a clay-made natural refrigerator
    • Primarily used to store vegetables, fruits, milk, and cooling water.
    • Provides natural coolness to foodstuffs stored in it without requiring any electricity.
    • Fruits, vegetables, and milk can be stored without deteriorating their quality
  • It is an eco-friendly technology.
  • These cabinets can be used to store perishable foodstuff without the need for electricity.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recognition will encourage production and also provide market confidence.
  • This will help India in fulfilling 6 out of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like;
    • No poverty
    • Zero hunger
    • Gender equality
    • Affordable and clean energy
    • Industrial innovation, and infrastructure
    • Responsible for consumption and production.
  • It will play a significant role in promoting the pottery culture, tradition, and connecting people back to their roots in healthier ways.

 

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