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India to have more atomic-sync clocks for accurate time

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The has decided to expand the system of atomic-clocks at the regional level to ensure that accurate and uniform is used across the country especially by banks, mobile and service providers.

The move will not just help provide accuracy at the nanosecond level but allow Indian companies in the country to save money as well since they have to pay and Technology (NIST) for calibration currently, said on Friday.

"We have standard atomic-at the (NPL) that matches with the standard However, there are no such corresponding time standards at regional level, which can be helpful in adjusting watches, calibrating time by manufacturers, companies, mobile service providers," he told reporters here.

Srivastava said the time standard set by the NIST using 24 satellites is followed all over the world while will use six satellites for the same.

Another said that the service would help in forensic crime investigations as well.

"The plan is pegged at Rs 100 crore and we have sought Rs 20 crore for 2018-19," Srivastava said.

There are five regional centres at Bengaluru, Faridabad, and "Two new centres are going to come up at and Benaras," he added.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 17:16 IST