Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali – UPSC Prelims

Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali (BND):
  • These are Indian reference materials developed by CSIR-NPL.
  • It is committed to ensure the quality of products in every manufacturing and consumer sector by providing SI traceable measurements and enhancing quality life of citizens through metrology.
  • SI system is used to describe units of measurement in the International System (from French ‘Système International’).
  • Reference materials (RM) play a pivotal role in maintaining the quality infrastructure of any economy through testing and calibration with precise measurements traceable to SI units. NPLI has recently released two very important certified RMs as Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravyas (BNDs) for purity of gold and for Bituminous coal.
  • Recently, the Govt of India (GoI) has supported NPLI to strengthen its BND program by developing BNDs in the area of AYUSH, Materials, Nanotechnology, Medicine, Food & Agriculture and Biologics.
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