For giving fresh impetus to deliverables under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana(PMMSY), seven major field studies are being carried out by National Productivity Council (NPC).
Why in News?
- The NPC is conducting field studies in seven areas such as best practices in fish marketing system of Andhra Pradesh and dissemination through workshop; agro-climatic zone-specific mapping of innovative fishing practices for enhancing production and productivity in Upper Gangetic Plain Region etc.
- It will help strengthen the mechanism of delivery of the central scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
National Productivity Council:
- It is an autonomous organization under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
- It was set up in 1958.
- To promote innovation-led productivity in a sustained manner in all spheres of national economy through a holistic and inclusive approach by addressing the triple bottom line – Economic, Environmental and Social.
- To propagate productivity consciousness and culture amongst Govt., Business and Society.
- To act as a total solution provider for Industry, Services, and Agriculture sectors for augmenting productivity through Training, Consultancy and Research wherever needed through alliances and partnerships.
- It is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter-Governmental Body of which the Government of India is a founding member.
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)
- PMMSY is being implemented by the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAHD), Government of India.
- PMMSY is a scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in the country at an estimated investment of Rs. 20,050 crores.
- PMMSY is being implemented in all the States and Union Territories since FY 2020-21.
- It is designed to address critical gaps in the fisheries value chain from fish production, productivity and quality to technology, post-harvest infrastructure and marketing.
Q1) What is APO in India?
Established as a registered society in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, nonprofit organization with equal representation from employers' and workers' organizations and government, apart from technical and professional institutions and other interests.