Launched by DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India – National Network of Laboratories Infrastructure
What is #Parakh ?
#Parakh is a Government of India initiative for mapping of testing and laboratory infrastructure across the country on a unified network of testing laboratories. This is yet another significant step towards enhancing Ease of Doing Business. This portal incorporates all the accredited and recognised laboratories in the country on a Geographic Information System.
This is an interactive and user friendly system to find a Laboratories and Tests based on various parameters a user may require.
This program is a joint initiative of various boards, councils as mentioned below :
Bureau of Indian Standards
Export Inspection Council, EIC India
All types of Testing, Calibration Laboratories which are Recognised and Accredited are found in the portal.
This is an initiative which will benefit all citizens, user communities to have access to information related to various testing labs in the country that tests products or services.
Pandemic crisis has brought out this huge gap in the country’s lab infrastructure related information where no information was available about testing labs for PPEs, Ventilators, various other medical devices, Covid testing labs etc. All stakeholders were shunted from pillar to post hunting to testing labs information. Intense debates, discussions had taken place about lack of information about National Testing Labs Infrastructure. That’s how DPIIT has initiated the process to create the National Network of Laboratories which will immensely benefit not only domestic trade but International Trade as well.
Portal currently has a list of :
- 6581 laboratories offering testing services related to
- 60558 products and services
- following 367209 Test Methods
All Laboratories in the country are open to get their laboratories listed in the portal.
Source – https://parakh.ncog.gov.in/indexpage