India, Germany ink work plan for food safety, waste mgmt

  • PTI

    January 16, 2016 | 06:18 AM

India and Germany on Friday signed a work plan for cooperation in the areas of food safety, solid waste management, and air and water quality management.

The work plans were signed at the third meeting of the joint working group between the two countries here. The two-day meeting ended on Friday.

The Working Group was established in 2013 based on the declaration signed between Food & Consumer Affairs Ministry and German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (now Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) for cooperation in Standardisation, conformity assessment and product safety.

The work plan for cooperation in the area of Solid Waste Management, food safety, air and water quality management was signed on Friday, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

It outlines various activities for the next years cooperation which also include amongst others, leather and leather products, air and water quality, product safety and toy safety, legal metrology and laboratory testing facilities.

In the meeting there were delegates of both Indian and German sides comprised of the members from the concerned ministries, national standards bodies, and representatives from trade associations.

The work plans were signed at the third meeting of the joint working group between the two countries in New Delhi.

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