matters in respect of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). DIPP undertakes bilateral
      and multilateral cooperation activities in respect of Intellectual Property Right matters on behalf
      of the government. It is the nodal department for all matters relating to the World Intellectual
      Property Organization(WIPO).
      Productivity and Quality
           DIPP is the nodal department for the promotion of productivity and quality in the industrial
      sector. The National Productivity Council (NPC) represents India in the Tokyo based Asian
      Productivity Organization (APO), of which India is a founder member. NPC undertakes
      productivity augmentation through domain specific consultancy, training, workshops, seminars
      and conferences to government, public and private sectors, productivity related research,
      monitoring and evaluation of various government schemes and projects and information
      dissemination through collaboration with APO.
           The Quality Council of India, another autonomous body under this Department, promotes
      adoption of quality standards relating to Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 Series),
      Environment Management Systems (ISO 14001 Series), Food Safety Management Systems (ISO
      22000 Series), Product certification and inspection bodies through the accreditation services
      provided by National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB). Besides NABCB,
      there are four other boards viz., National Accreditation Board for Education and Training
      (NABET); National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH);
      National Accreditation Board for Testing and calibration Laboratories (NABL); and National
      Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP) which provide accreditation certification on education,
      health and quality promotion respectively.
      Industrial / Economic Corridors
           Development of industrial/economic corridors is a very important policy initiative for
      boosting industrial development, income and employment.
      Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
           The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project was launched in pursuance of an
      MoU signed between the Government of India and the Government of Japan in 2006. The DMIC
      is being developed on either side, along the alignment of the 1504 km long Western Dedicated
      Rail Freight Corridor between Dadri (UP) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Navi
      Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
           The Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) proposes to address the infrastructure
      bottlenecks through a holistic approach while benefiting from the inherent strengths and
      competitiveness of each of the CBIC states.
      Bengaluru-Mumbai Economic Corridor
           The Bengaluru-Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC) is intended to facilitate development
      of a well-planned and resource-efficient industrial base served by world-class sustainable
      connectivity infrastructure, bringing significant benefits in terms of innovation, manufacturing,
      job creation and resource security to the two states.