Nepal has imposed a temporary ban on sales of various brands of cement after laboratory tests showed these products did not meet their minimum standards set by the government, according to Republica Online.
The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has temporarily banned OPC and PPC Super Advance and Infratech cement produced by Shree Araniko Cement Pvt Ltd, and Reliance Super Shakti and Reliance Cement produced by Reliance Cement Pvt Ltd. Likewise, NBSM has imposed a ban on PPC Kalash Gold Cement produced by Shree Cement Pvt Ltd.
According to Bishwo Babu Pudasaini, Director General of NBSM, samples of these cements failed to meet the compressive strength level standards set by the government.
Nepal also banned PPC brand of Bajra Shakti, Tri Shakti Supper and JBC cement produced by Jaya Bageshwori Cements Pvt Ltd, and PPC brand of Yeti, Rock Strong and Gaurav Cement produced by Jay Mangalmaya Cements Pvt Ltd. According to NBSM officials, these samples of PPC exceeded the 28-percent insoluble residue level set by the government.