MPEDA ties up with NCDC to bring better value to stakeholders

MPEDA ties up with NCDC to bring better value to stakeholders

Kochi, Feb 23 (PTI) The Marine Products Export
Development Authority (MPEDA) and the National Cooperative
Development Corporation (NCDC) have entered into an agreement
to synergise their various programmes in the interest of
export-oriented capture and culture of fisheries and allied
sectors for bringing better value to the stakeholders.
An MoU was signed by K S Srinivas, Chairman of MPEDA and
Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Managing Director of NCDC, here on Monday
evening.
“We have identified ample scope for working jointly in
the interest of export promotion of marine products for
bringing better value to the stakeholders through a variety of
activities, including export focus, in line with the policies
of the government,” Srinivas said.
Under the MoU, MPEDA and its Societies (NETFISH, NaCSA &
RGCA) and NCDC will jointly formulate programmes to provide
technical know-how to cooperatives to upscale infrastructure
created for primary production and post-harvest management in
the marine products export sector, a release issued by the
MPEDA said here on Tuesday.
MPEDA and its societies will share a list of all clusters
in various states with NCDC, which may approach the clusters
for achieving scale and aggregation with export orientation.
It would also facilitate exports by the cooperatives
assisted or identified by NCDC.
The two parties will jointly work towards capacity
development of various stakeholders, organise outreach and
awareness programmes and conduct workshops for the
stakeholders.
The MoU also envisages MPEDA and its Societies and NCDC
to work in close tandem to showcase to the Indian and global
market, the products, technologies, processes, knowledge and
services by the stakeholders through a variety of modes as may
be identified by them from time to time.
Further, they would work together to achieve the export
targets and the goal of doubling farmers income as set out by
the government.
The expenses towards implementation in these areas and
cooperation will be met by NCDC and MPEDA and its Societies
through respective enabling provisions of their financial
assistance schemes, the release said.
Both the parties also agreed to the setting up of a Joint
Coordination Committee (JCC) composed of representatives from
MPEDA and NCDC.
The terms of reference of this committee would be to
plan, monitor and oversee the activities under this MoU in
accordance with the schemes and programmes of the parties.
JCC will meet at least once in a quarter and periodically
monitor and review the progress.
MPEDA and NCDC will nominate Nodal Officers for managing
and implementing the decisions of JCC and the objectives of
this MoU.
MPEDA, under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
is the nodal agency for promotion of marine products exports
sector through a range of activities such as providing
financial assistance, carrying out inspection of marine
products, regulating the export, improving the marketing of
marine products outside India, and collection of export
statistics.
NCDC is a development finance institution set up by the
Government of India for planning and promoting programmes for
the production, processing, marketing, storage, export and
import of agricultural produce, foodstuffs, industrial goods,
and livestock on cooperative principles. PTI TGB
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