The foundation stone for Standard Laboratory blocks of Legal Metrology was laid by Qammar Ali Akhoon, minister for CA&PD at Bemina on Wednesday. The laboratories will be equipped with high-tech measuring instruments for testing the accuracies of Sphygmo-monometers, Clinical thermometers, Fare-meters.
The Legal Metrology Department is going to construct 6 laborites in the twin cities of Srinagar and Jammu, of which 3 would be setup at Bemina and 3 at Transport Nagar Jammu. The land has already been acquired by the department at both sites.
Besides, the Center has released Rs. 1.5 crore for the construction of these laboratories under “Strengthening of weights and measures in States/UT’s” scheme.