National Productivity Council

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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.
  • Objectives:
    • 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.

Source: Under The Flagship Scheme PMMSY seven major Field Studies are being carried out by National Productivity Council