Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister launches NANDI (NOC Approval for New Drug and Inoculation System) Portal” published in PIB on 26th June 2023
What is the News?
Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has launched Nandi Portal.
What is Nandi Portal?
Developed by: Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD)
Full Form: Nandi stands for NOC Approval for New Drug and Inoculation System.
Purpose: The portal will allow new veterinary drugs and vaccines to be approved and granted no-objection certificates (NOCs) through online mode.
– The portal will also be integrated with the SUGAM portal of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSCO) to make the approval process more streamlined.
Note: CDSCO lays down the standards for drugs, and regulates the import, manufacturing, and marketing of all medicines and vaccines in India including veterinary drugs.
– But the permission for veterinary drugs is granted only after consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying. Earlier, this system was manual. Now, with the launch of Nandi portal, grants can be provided online.