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BIS develops standard for 'Non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay'

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    18th Jun, 2022


The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has developed an Indian Standard for a 'non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay'.

  • The BIS standard specifies the construction and performance requirements of a cooling cabinet made out of clay, which operates on the principle of evaporative cooling.


  • Named as ‘Mitticool refrigerator’, Shri Mansukh Bhai Prajapati from Gujarat is the innovator behind the refrigerator which projects an eco-friendly technology.
  • It is a natural refrigerator made primarily from clay to store vegetables, fruits, milk, and also for cooling water.
  • It provides natural coolness to foodstuffs stored in it without requiring any electricity.
    • Fruits, vegetables, and milk can be stored reasonably fresh without deteriorating their quality.
  • In this era, where the world is dominated by technology and advancement, there are people in our country who still bank on traditional cooling.  
    • Clay pots have been an integral part of Indian kitchens until factory-made products of a variety of materials invaded the market.         
  • It will play a significant role in promoting the pottery culture, tradition, and connecting people back to their roots in healthier ways.

About ??Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

  • It is the National Standards Body under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
    • It is a statutory body established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.
    • BIS has more than 500 scientific officers working as Certification Officers.
  • BIS was formerly known as the Indian Standards Institution (ISI).
    • ISI was set up in 1946. 
    • The ISI was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) headquarters are in New Delhi, with regional offices in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Delhi.

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