GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1160 TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(DR. MAHESH SHARMA)
(a) to (c) Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the responsible agency for formulation of standards for products including detergents, which are of voluntary in nature. It does not have any proposal to limit the amount of phosphorous in detergent to 2.2%. The concerned Committee of BIS, which takes into account all relevant factors before arriving at any conclusion, has not recommended limiting of phosphorus to less than 2.5% for any type of detergents.