Bureau of Indian Standards commemorates 75 years of existence

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) which came into existence as Indian Standards Institution (ISI) in 1947, has proudly marked 75 glorious years of its existence. Through its core activities of Standardization and Certification, BIS has been contributing to national economy from past 75 years. The bureaus Director General, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, on the special occasion extended his gratitude and best wishes to all the stakeholders of BIS. “It is due to the constant efforts and strive for excellence of employees and other stakeholders of BIS that we…

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Bureau of Indian Standards to establish quality standards for fortified rice processing machines

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), is looking to set quality standards for machines that make fortified rice kernels, as the country aims to tackle malnutrition by stepping up efforts to provide fortified rice through various government programmes. Rice fortification is done in order to increase essential micronutrients in rice to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply. In India, rice is fortified largely by using extrusion technology. Under the extrusion process, milled rice is first pulverized and mixed with a premix containing vitamins and minerals. Fortified…

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