Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) had established a state of the art exclusively dedicated Stone Testing Laboratory for Testing of Physico-Mechanical properties of Dimensional and Decorative Stones. This laboratory was established with the assistance of Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Government of Rajasthan and Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO). The Dimensional and Decorative Stone Testing Laboratory is in operation since 2006, which had obtained ISO certification and NABL accreditation in 2013 for Physico-Mechanical Testing. At present there are 26 various Physico-Mechanical tests covered under NABL accreditation. The Dimensional and Decorative stones are being tested as per American (ASTM), European (EN) and Indian (IS) standard.
Besides chemical analysis of stones are also being carried out since 2010 at the centre by conventional titration method.
The facility available at the centre has contributed significantly to the export of Dimensional and Decorative from the country.
(Latest NABL Accreditation certificate no. TC-5794)