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National Productivity Week from February 12-18, 2019

Post by Admin,Feb 12,2019.
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National Productivity Council (NPC) observes foundation day as Productivity Day and the National Productivity Week from February 12-18, 2019 with the theme “Circular Economy for Productivity & Sustainability”. 

  • This year theme represents a unique opportunity for circular business model for Make à Use à Return.
  • It presents an opportunity for long term economic prospects and regeneration of materials.
  • Transitioning to an efficient circular economy will benefit industry and all stakeholders now and in future.
  • This year's session will deliberate upon contribution of circular economy to the Government’s aim of sustainable economic growth.
  • The 13 Regional Directorate of NPC at Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Chandigarh will also organise seminars, workshop in coordination with State Governments, State PSUs and Businesses. The 23 Local Productivity Councils spread across the country are also organizing workshops.

National Productivity Council (NPC) 

  • NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ & workers’ organizations and Government, apart from technical & professional institutions and other interests.
  • NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter Governmental Body, of which the Government of India is a founder member.
  • NPC teams up with its clients to work out solutions towards accelerating productivity, enhancing competitiveness, increasing profits, augmenting safety and reliability and ensuring better quality. It provides reliable database for decision-making, improved systems and procedures, work culture as well as customer satisfaction both internal & external. 

Circular Economy 

  • The circular economy follows the principle of preservation and enhancement of natural capital by controlling finite stocks and balancing renewable resource flows.
  • The other principles suggest optimizing of resource yields by circulating products, components, and materials at their highest utility at all times, in both technical and biological cycles.
  • Circular economy has the potential to increase productivity and create jobs, whilst reducing carbon emissions and preserving valuable raw materials. It provides for a way of creating value.
  • It works by extending product life span through improved design and servicing and relocating waste from the end of the supply chain to the beginning – in effect, using resources more efficiently by using them over and over. The challenge lies in building circular economy is knowledge and capacity.