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Tripartite Agreement Signed by MoYAS, NIPER Hyderabad, and FSSAI to Address Sports Doping Issue

Published on February 17, 2023
Current context: The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MoYAS), the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Hyderabad (NIPER Hyderabad) have signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the capability of testing nutritional supplements in India.
Tripartite Agreement Signed by MoYAS, NIPER Hyderabad, and FSSAI to Address Sports Doping Issue
  • The main objective of this MoU is to combat doping problems in sports and raise awareness of the associated risks of using nutritional supplements.
  • The agreement also aims to increase research opportunities in the anti-doping domain and provide safe and dope-free nutritional supplements for athletes.
  • The MoU was signed in the presence of key officials, and it is part of a commitment to strengthen the field of "Food for Special Dietary Use for Sportspersons."
  • As part of the partnership, tools will be developed to disseminate information generated by the testing laboratory at NIPER Hyderabad to benefit the sports ecosystem and the public in India.
  • The initiative will also promote best practices in supplement marketing and distribution and educate athletes on the harmful components of nutritional supplements that can affect their long-term performance.
  • It's worth noting that in 2022, MoYAS, FSSAI, and the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) signed a tripartite MoU to enhance the testing capacity and research of nutritional supplements in India.
  • Additionally, MoYAS and NADA are committed to safeguarding athletes against unintentional cases of doping.


Q.1 Which of the following is a key objective of this MoU?
a. To establish testing capacity for nutritional supplements in India
b. To address the problem of doping in sports
c. To promote best practices in the marketing and distribution of supplements in India
d. To increase awareness of the risks associated with using nutritional supplements
e. All of the above
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