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Coconut Development Board Organising 44 th Foundation Day

In Agriculture
January 11, 2024

KOCHI:
Coconut Development Board is organizing a Coconut Farmer’s Seminar in connection with its 44 th foundation day on 12 th January 2024. The meeting will be organized in the farmer’s field at Ramappattil house, opposite to Bharanikav Grama Panchayat Office in Alappuzha district.

Around 300 farmers and senior officials from Coconut Development Board and Central Plantation Crops Research Institute will attend the programme. Experts will conduct sessions on programmes and schemes of Coconut Development Board, scientific coconut cultivation, coconut processing and value addition.

The Coconut Development Board is organizing this seminar for the farmers with the aim of creating awareness about the various schemes for the development of coconut cultivation and industry. CDB functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India with its headquarters at Kochi in Kerala. CDB has four Regional Offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati and Patna. There are six State Centres situated in Pittapilly (Odisha), Kolkata (West Bengal), Thane (Maharashtra), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) Junagadh (Gujarat) and Port Blair (A&N). A Market Development cum Information Centre (MDIC) is functioning in New Delhi. The Board is also having Technology Development Centre at Vazhakulam near Aluva in Kerala and a field office in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. DSP Farms of the Board are located at Neriyamangalam (Kerala),
Vegiwada, (Andhra Pradesh), Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh), Madehpura (Bihar), Abhayapuri (Assam), Pitapalli (Orissa), Mandya (Karnataka), Palghar (Maharashtra), Dhali (Tamil Nadu), South Hichachara (Tripura) and Fulia (West Bengal).

CDB implements various schemes and programmes for intensifying the coconut cultivation and industry in the country. The Board is implementing schemes like production and distribution of planting materials, expansion of area under coconut, integrated farming for productivity improvement, replanting and rejuvenation (R&R) programme, marketing, market intelligence services, statistics and strengthening of export promotion council, Technology Mission on Coconut (tmoc), Publicity & Extension activities including awareness and skill development programmes, Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme, Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme for Coconut Tree Climbers etc.