BIS QCO for the Geo Textiles (Needle punched non-woven geobags)


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Geo Textiles (Needle punched non-woven geobags) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Geo Textiles (Needle punched non-woven geobags)


The Ministry of Textiles introduces the "Geo Textiles (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2022," slated to be effective from January 1, 2024. This amendment is designed to refine and strengthen the existing quality control framework for geo textiles, ensuring enhanced standards within the industry.

This order is specifically applicable to goods or articles falling under the category of Needle punched non-woven geobags, excluding those intended for export.

To ensure compliance with established standards, the specified goods or articles must adhere to Indian Standard IS 16653 : 2017 (Geosynthetics - Needle punched non-woven geobags for coastal and waterways protection - Specification) and bear the Standard Mark. Manufacturers are required to obtain a license from the Bureau, following Scheme-I of Schedule-II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

The Bureau is designated as both the certifying and enforcing authority for the specified goods or articles, namely Needle punched non-woven geobags. Non-compliance with this order is subject to penalties in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).

This regulatory measure aims to uphold the quality and standards of Geo Textiles, specifically addressing Needle punched non-woven geobags, fostering safety and reliability in the industry.

Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)


Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: 1st January 2024

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

Disclaimer: The information provided in this update is intended for informational purposes only. Readers are requested to seek formal legal advice prior to acting upon any of the information provided herein.

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