The government has established regional testing centres (RTCs) in the four metros - New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai - and seven field testing stations (FTSs) to assist small scale industries in testing and certification of their products as per quality standards of different countries. The seven FTSs are located at Jaipur, Bhopal, Kolhapur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pondicherry and Changancherry.
In order to create awareness among small scale entrepreneurs regarding the ISO-9000 quality management system and provide information on it the ministry is running certification training programmes. These are being run through the various small industries services institutes (SISIs) and RTCs located in various states. These certification programmes deal both with recognised quality standards on management as well as on environment standards of different countries.