An MoU between Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) was signed in the presence of Shri Surjit Kumar Chaudhary, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, John McCaslin, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy – New Delhi and Dr. Baldev Raj, Chairman, CII – Corrosion Management Committee & Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and other dignitaries.
Both the organisations will work together to complement each other’s strength to work towards corrosion mitigation in India. Following activities will be looked as joint initiatives and reference point:
1) Form a task force to bring in white paper on corrosion and approach Government of India
2) Collaborate to bring in Corrosion Standards in India
3) Conducting sector specific training and awareness sessions on corrosion.
4) CII and NIGIS can jointly bring in technology providers and industry together.
Research and development plays a vital role in developing new technologies and it should be a continuous endeavor on the part of the industry to adopt better corrosion control and mitigation measures in order to save huge direct and indirect corrosion-related expenditures
September 3, 2015