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National Productivity Week

The National Productivity Council was observed National Productivity Day and National Productivity Week till 18th February.
National Productivity Week
  • It is the 60th Anniversary of the National Productivity Council and is being celebrated as Diamond Jubilee Year. 
  • The theme for the National Productivity Week -2018 is "Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India ".
  • Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution as it is called, is emerging globally as a powerful force and is being called as the next industrial revolution.
  • The National Productivity Week (NPW) is observed every year from February 12-18 by the National Productivity Council (NPC) to stimulate and promote productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in India. 


  • It is characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models.
  • It would help in bringing together conventional and modern technologies in manufacturing.
  • This will result in the "Smart Factory", which is characterized by versatility, resource efficiency, ergonomic design and direct integration with business partners.
  • The purpose is to draw the attention of all concerned, towards the concept and encourage implementation of productivity tools and techniques with contemporary relevant themes. 
  • The week long celebration would include propagating productivity, quality, competitiveness and efficiency consciousness through seminars, workshops, publications, celebrations of productivity and quality events, campaigns, motivational awards and other suitable methods.

Productivity Week Celebration

  • NPC has selected “Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” as theme and during the National Productivity Week 2018 where as “From Waste to Profits through Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse” is the theme for the year 2017, the following activities were organized by the stakeholders to propagate the productivity concept:
  • Special talks, discussions, meetings, workshops/round tables focusing on problems being faced on the Productivity fronts.
  • Essay/Paintings/Slogan competitions relating to theme.
  • Special training programs relevant to Productivity.
  • Special drive/campaign on the Productivity concept.

National Productivity and Innovation Award (NPIA) Scheme

The objectives of the scheme is to identify and bring forward innovative enterprises in above sector who through its innovative actions has introduced breakthrough changes in products, services, processes, and new methods of production for augmenting enterprise level productivity and competitiveness and can become role models for others to emulate. The broad objective is to generate consciousness amongst MSME sectors towards productivity and innovation.
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