On 22nd February 2021, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), under the Ministry of commerce and Industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to coordinate their programs in export oriented captures and culture of fisheries and allied sectors to bring better value to the stakeholders.
- K S Srinivas, Chairman of MPEDA and Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Managing Director of NCDC, signed the MoU in Kochi, Kerala.
Features of MoU:
ii.Under this MoU, along with its Societies NETFISH(Network for Fish Quality Management & Sustainable Fishing), NaCSA(National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture) & RGCA (Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture) and NCDC, MPEDA will formulate programs to provide technical knowledge to cooperatives.
ii.This will enhance the infrastructure created for primary production and poor harvest management in the marine products export sector.
iii.MPEDA will share a list of all the clusters across various states with NCDC, which may approach the clusters to achieve scale and aggregation with export orientation.
iv.This will also ease exports by the cooperative which are identified by NCDC.
Both MPEDA and NCDC will work towards capacity development of various stakeholders, organise outreach and awareness programmes and workshops for the stakeholders.
v.MPEDA and its societies and NCDC will work together to showcase the Indian and global market, the products, technologies, processes, knowledge and services by the stakeholders through various modes, that are identified by them.
vi.Both will also work towards achieving the export targets and the government’s goal of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022.
i.The nodal officer to manage and implement the objective of the MoU will be nominated by MPEDA and NCDC.
ii.The joint coordination committee (JCC) will have the representatives of both MPEDA and NCDC.
iii.The JCC will meet at least once every quarter and monitor and review the progress periodically.
iv.The expense of implementation will be met by NCDC and MPEDA through the respective enabling provisions of their financial assistance scheme.
Recent Related News:
On 12th September 2020, Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to promote and manage the farmer producer organisations with the central sector scheme.
About Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA):
Chairman– K.S. Srinivas
Headquarters– Kochi, Kerala
About National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC):
Managing Director– Sundeep Kumar Nayak
Head Office– New Delhi