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India | Sodium Cyanide (Quality Control) Order, 2023

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Sodium Cyanide (Quality Control) Order, 2023

Sodium cyanide finds extensive use in the extraction of gold and silver from ores, in ore floatation process, pharmaceuticals and complexing agents, synthesis of intermediate compounds for preparation of hydrocyanic acid, heat treatment salts, preparation of metallic salts, etc, This is also used as insecticides/weedicides; in the preparation of cyanuric chloride, cleaning of metals, as fumigant and in the manufacture of dyes and pigments and nylon intermediate.  So, for protection of human health and environment, the BIS standard of Sodium cyanide needs to be made mandatory. The locally manufactured or imported Sodium cyanide shall conform to the Indian Standard IS 11782: 1986, and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per Scheme-II of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. The use of standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.

Notifying member: India


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety (TBT); Protection of the environment (TBT); Quality requirements (TBT)



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  • Distribution: 13/09/2023
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  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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