ZED or Zero Defect, Zero Effect scheme is a new initiative launched by the Narendra Modi led NDA government. The scheme is for MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Sector to increase the quality of products matching global standards.
The main objective of ZED (Zero Defect, Zero Effect) scheme is to reduce the bad effect of products on environment. While MSME sector plays a big role in the GDP of India, the scheme will help contribute to environment as well.
Under the scheme, MSME sector is urged to make products with “Zero Defect” and “Zero Effect” on the environment, thus improving the brand image of the country. The prime minister also asked the MSME sector to make products at par with global standards.
The interested companies can apply online for the assessment and ZED certification of their products on the official website at zed.org.in.