Union Minister Piyush Goyal said it was time to launch the ‘One Nation, One Quality’ movement.
Piyush Goyal, Minister for Central Railways and Trade & Industries and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, said India should guide the world in setting international standards.
Examining the functioning of the Indian Standards Institution, he said that all sectors of the manufacturing and services industries should be integrated into the national movement and national uniformity in all types of government procurement and contracts should be brought about immediately.
The strength and character of a country is often measured by the quality of its goods and services. The minister said it was time for India to deliver only the best.
Goyal said the Indian Standards Institution should seek to establish international alliances to strengthen cooperation in this field.
He further said that laboratory tests conducted in India should be of international standard. “Modern equipment and latest technologies should be used,” he said, adding that the gap between the Indian Standards Institution and government laboratories should be reduced.
The Minister stressed that various organizations and public sector undertakings follow different types of standards and efforts should be made to bring all of them into the same standard.