Staff Reporter

Rajahmundry: Narendra Kumar, General Manager of GAIL (India) Limited, has said that Electrical Research and Development Association’s lab (ERDA) was essential for utilities like gas power generation units, industries, basically for oil testing and calibration of energy meters.

Inaugurating ‘ERDA at Customer Doorstep’ interactive programme here on Wednesday, Mr. Narendra Kumar said ERDA labs were equipped with state-of-the art equipment and facilities and had accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

A.K. Singh, Director, in his presidential address spoke about the activities of his organisation in detail. He said that established in 1974, it became a premier testing, calibration, certification and research organisation in India. He said ERDA enjoyed about 25 per cent of the market share in the country in the filed of testing and the aim was to increase it to 45 per cent by 2015.

SVN Sastry, consulting engineer, organised the meeting.