April 30, 2015 | Mumbai

Apr. 30, 2015, Mumbai

The ‘Make in India’ vision has prompted much action among manufacturers throughout the country. The initiative to make India a manufacturing powerhouse is receiving great impetus from both, governments and investors. However, realizing the vision will require conformance of manufactured goods to international standards for acceptance outside India.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, organised Regional Standards Conclave on April 30. Chaired by Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the conclave shed light upon the need to build a quality ecosystem. It deliberated on the role of standards in accomplishing the ‘Make in India’ concept. A scientific decision is imperative for adoption of standards and the collaborative efforts by leaders within different organizations must participate in developing them. The discussion emphasized on the necessity to train people on private standards and build a quality culture within organizations.

UL in India emphasized on its credibility as an organization with the capacity and capability to develop standards relevant to Indian markets. UL is poised to help Indian manufacturers gain standard conformity in international markets also. In order for acceptance in the global market, Indian goods should try to reach ‘’zero defect’, which can be achieved through quality compliance. UL’s expertise in quality assessment and certification, and testing, can help the Indian manufacturing industry achieve the goal.