Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation(PESO)

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News:The Diwali will be less polluted this year due to unavailability of crackers be­cause of strict certification norms by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisa­tion(PESO).

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About PESO:

  • Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) is a statutory authority.
  • It comes under the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT),Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • It is the apex department to control and administer manufacture, storage, transport and handling of explosives, petroleum, compressed gases and other hazardous substances in India.
  • It is entrusted with the responsibilities under the (a)Explosives Act, 1884, (b)Petroleum Act, 1934 (c)Inflammable Substances Act,1952 and (d)Environment (Protection Act),1986.
  • The Organization is headed by Chief Controller of Explosives with its headquarters located at Nagpur (Maharashtra).