Pashmina Certification Centre

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Recently, the Union Minister inaugurated the Pashmina Certification Centre (PCC) at the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

About Pashmina Certification Centre:

  • The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment termed PCC as a boost for Atamnirbhar Bharat, adding that it will provide certification for the purity of Pashmina products.
  • The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) collaborated with WII to establish a Pashmina Certification Center (PCC) for its associated members involved in Pashmina Trade.
  • Purpose of setting:
  • To streamline the Pashmina Trade.
  • To provide a one-stop testing facility to certify genuine Pashmina Product free from any prohibited fibres to the associated manufacturers, exporters, and traders.
  • All the tested products will be labelled with a traceable unique id tag with individual e-certificates, enabling a seamless trade of such products in national and international markets.

Wildlife Institute of India:

  • It was established in 1982 in Dehradun.
  • It's an autonomous institute managed by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change.
  • Aims & Objectives:
    • Build up scientific knowledge on wildlife resources.
    • Train personnel at various levels for conservation and management of wildlife.
    • Carry out research relevant to management including the development of techniques appropriate to Indian conditions.
    • Provide information and advice on specific wildlife management problems.
    • Collaborate with international organizations on wildlife research, management and training.
    • It carries out wildlife research in areas of study like: Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Wildlife Policy, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Forensics, Eco-development, Climate Change etc.


Q1) What is the work of Ministry of Environment and Forest?

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

Source: Bhupender Yadav Inaugurates Pashmina Certification Centre at WII, Dehradun.