On January 4, 2020, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the National Metrology Conclave 2021 on the theme ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’ and also delivered the inaugural address.
- The Conclave was organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL).
- Notably, Jan 4, 2021 was the 75th inception year of CSIR-NPL.
- It was also attended by Union Minister Dr harsh Vardhan, Minister of Earth Science, Principal Scientific Advisor Dr Vijay Raghwan and Director General CSIR, Dr Shekhar C. Mande.
Events of Conclave:
PM Modi dedicated ‘Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ and ‘National Atomic Timescale’ to the nation and also laid the foundation stone of the ‘National Environmental Standards Laboratory.
Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND): It helps the industry to make quality products in sectors like Heavy metals, Pesticides, Pharma and Textiles by drafting a ‘Certified Reference Material System’ at par with international standards.
National Atomic Timescale: With this, India has become self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of a nano second. India achieved the accuracy level of 2.8 Nano Second. Now Indian Standard Time (IST) is matching the International Standard Time with the accuracy range of less than 3 nano second.
National Environmental Standards Laboratory: It is India’s first laboratory for self-reliance in the certification of ambient air and industrial emission monitoring equipment. The Ministry of Environment, forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has designated the CSIR-NPL as the verification and certification agency for emission and ambient air pollution monitoring equipment in India.
Harsh Vardhan released a Book titled “Metrology for Inclusive Growth of India”
Dr. Harsh Vardhan released a Book titled “Metrology for Inclusive Growth of India”, edited by Dr. D.K. Aswaland contributed by CSIR-NPL’s Scientists. This book signifies the role of metrology for inclusive growth in India and describes various metrological applications. He also releases a “Thesaurus of NPL” on the occasion
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, first inaugurated the “Poster Gallery” depicting the mandate of CSIR-NPL and its achievements at CSIR-NPL.
- Notably, the estimated global market value of air pollution monitoring system is US $ 3997.8 million which can grow to US$ 7,1187 million by the end of 2025.
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About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL)
Director– Dr. Dinesh K. Aswal
Headquarter– New Delhi