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Government to Promote Coir Production Across the Country

In the rural areas of the coconut-growing states, the coir industry employs over 7 lakh people. More interestingly, 80 percent of these artisans are women, but production has been limited to the country's southern coconut producing states/UTs, he added.

Shivam Dwivedi
Coir Products
Coir Products

According to Narayan Rane, Union Minister for MSME, the MSME Ministry has made efforts to promote coir production in all the states across India. He stated that the government had taken numerous initiatives to popularise coir for consumer and industrial use, particularly as a replacement for many non-biodegradable products.

In the rural areas of the coconut-growing states, the coir industry employs over 7 lakh people. More interestingly, 80 percent of these artisans are women, but production has been limited to the country's southern coconut producing states/UTs, he added.

According to Union Minister for MSME- Narayan Rane, the MSME Ministry has made efforts to promote coir production in other states throughout the country.

He stated that the government had undertaken numerous initiatives to popularise coir for consumer and industrial use, particularly as a substitute for many non-biodegradable products.

The coir industry employs over 7 lakh people in rural areas of coconut-growing states. More interestingly, he added, 80 percent of these artisans are women, but production is limited to the country's southern coconut producing states/UTs.

44 manufacturing/exporting units received coir industry awards. Coir Board also unveiled new coir items such as a coir composite fruit bowl, a geotextile shadow lamp, coir buttons, coir auto mirror covers, a flat rectangular tray, and a certificate holder, as well as a coir technology manual, books on coir pith, geotextiles, and coir floor furnishing.

The event is being organized by Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Minister of State for MSME, to bring about a coordinated effort between the state and the central government to promote the production of coir and coir products, as well as to identify new areas of application for coir. It would serve as a permanent platform for the Central and state governments to collaborate to promote and develop coir industry.

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