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February 18th, 2010
The Nano Mission Council today said the country will soon have a Nanotechnology Regulatory Board to regulate the industrial nanotech products that are used in day-to-day life.
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"We are in the process of forming a regulatory body for the nanotechnology and this will be called Nanotechnology Regulatory Board," Nano Mission Council Chairman C N R Rao said on the sidelines of a three-day International conference on Nano science and Technology that began today at IIT here.
The Board will be formed most probably next month, Rao said.
"Indian industries are coming out with various nanotechnological products including water filters, biomedical products, several chemicals, cosmetics and paints. Therefore, we are in the process of formulating guidelines to regulate the products for the safety and benefit of the society," Rao, who is also the chairman of Scientific Advisory Council to the prime minister, said.
Asked whether the guidelines have been formulated, Rao said, "Not yet, we are in the process of formulating the guidelines."
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