This is one 21st century ‘Salt Satyagraha’ even Mahatma Gandhi would be exceptionally pleased with. India won an one of a kind yet wounding patent fight on another method for creating iodised salt against a colossal multi-national organization.
The fight over salt played out as of late and in a noteworthy triumph, an open segment research center from Bhavnagar has humbled the titan multi-national company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) to restore control over a patent to productively make the ordinary ware iodised salt.
Eighty-five years after the well known ‘Dandi March’ amid which in 1930 Mahatma Gandhi propelled the renowned ‘Salt Satyagraha’ that in the end vanquished the British from India, a cutting edge pull of war over salt developed once again. Not quite exposed, the current ‘Iodized Salt Satyagraha’ played out in the Indian courts that secure protected innovation rights.
Eventually, the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) figured out how to obstruct a push to wrest control over a patent to capably deliver iodised salt, from a monster MNC challenger.
“It is a noteworthy triumph,” says Madhukar Garg, Director General of the CSIR who clarifies that all the time MNCs restrict licenses basically to “square India’s innovative work”.
While the CSIR has generally won a couple patent fights against outside substances however those have for the most part been battled because nonnative’s had pilfered know how from India’s conventional information frameworks.
This patent fight was one of a kind and a distinct advantage and Garg says “it was battled and won taking into account cutting edge experimental standards and not earlier craftsmanship”.
Iodized salt is a crucial pre-essential for human wellbeing particularly in India where iodine inadequacy issue (IDD) are widespread
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