The decision to extend the implementation date was made in consideration of requests by firms for time to comply with the specifications of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), an official release said.
The compliance include ongoing certification processes at the BIS for the 19 items covered under statutory order 1706 (E) dated April 10, 2023, and the subsequent Geo Textiles (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2022, dated May 24, 2023.
India’s textiles ministry recently announced extending the implementation date for the Geo Textiles (Quality Control) Order, 2022.
The order, scheduled to come into effect on October 7, 2023, will now be enforced from January 1, 2024.
The decision was made following requests by firms for time to comply with the specifications of Bureau of Indian Standards.
The standards covered under the ibid QCO include laminated high density polyethylene (HDPE) woven geomembrane for water proof lining specification for geotextiles, specification for poly-vinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes for lining, specification for needle-punched non-woven geobags for coastal and waterways protection specification and specification for geotextiles for permanent erosion control in hard armour systems.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)