Wire and Cable in Building program aims to promote electrical safety. The objective is to ensure that the international electricity safety standards and codes are embraced by all the electricity users in India and Bangladesh by apprising them of the benefits of following the established right wiring practices mainly Copper wires and thus, avoiding fire or other accidents. For achieving these objectives, ICA India is working on discouraging users from usage of lower denomination cross section wires at or below 1 mm2 in buildings and increasing the minimum denomination of these wires to 1.5 mm2. Considering the need for applying these standards to old buildings too, ICA India is working for making it mandatory for periodic inspection of such buildings and for ensuring that they follow the right wiring practices during renovation or rewiring.

Key Highlights

  • 15,000 New Electricians & Electrical Contractors addressed through 245 Training programs on “Safe Electrical Installation Practices in Buildings” across the country
  • With ICA India intervention, Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd. – GOI has specified only copper wire with Min. 1.5 sqmm size for internal wiring in standard Bill of Material (BOM) under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for providing free electricity connections to 1 crore households (1 lakh villages)
  • ICA India in association with Just Dial, an Indian company providing pan-India search services uploaded ICA India owned Electricians database on their web portal for direct access to end-user
  • Central Electricity Authority of India issued a notification directing all states to notify a panel of Chartered Safety Electrical Engineers to certify Residential and small commercial installations
  • Successful Completion of 16 Cities “National Electrical Code of India” Familiarization campaign

Wire and Cable in Building FAQ

What is “all-copper” quality wiring?

Simply stated, “all-copper” means that the electrical service inside your home is carried exclusively through electrolytic Copper wiring. This includes the Copper conductors made from electrolytic Copper used in your circuit breaker panel, in branch circuit wiring (to outlets, switches, lighting fixtures etc.), and in branches serving heavy-load appliances (such as cooking ranges, ovens, washing machines and air conditioners).

What We Do

ICA India has been actively involved in promotion of Best Building Wiring Practices at the urban and rural households. Our various seminars are aimed at increasing the awareness of using Best Wiring practices to various stakeholders. They include the regulators, housing development bodies, private developers, contractors, consultants, engineers & architects, electricians etc.


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