Address: Coconut Development Board, P.B. No.1021, Kera Bhavan, SRV Road, Kochi, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India
Coconut Development Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India for the integrated development of coconut production and utilization in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification. The Board which came into existence on 12th January 1981, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, with its Headquarters at Kochi in Kerala and Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karnataka, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Guwahati in Assam. There are six State Centres situated at Bhubaneswar in Orissa, Calcutta in West Bengal, Patna in Bihar, Thane in Maharashtra, Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Port Blair in the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Board has 9 Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms in different locations of the country and now 7 farms are maintained. A Market Development cum Information Centre has established in Delhi. The Board has set up a Technology Development Centre at Vazhakulam near Aluva in Kerala.
FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD
Adopting measures for the development of coconut industry, inter alia.
Imparting technical advice to those engaged in coconut cultivation and industry.
Providing financial and other assistance for the expansion of area under coconut.
Encouraging adoption of modern technologies for processing of coconut and its products.
Adopting measures to get incentive prices for coconut and its products.
Recommending measures for improving marketing of coconut and its products.
Recommending measures for regulating imports and exports of coconut and its products.
Fixing grades, specifications and standards for coconut and its products.
Financing suitable schemes to increase the production of coconut and to improve the quality and yield of coconut.
Assisting, encouraging, promoting and financing agricultural, technological, industrial or economic research on coconut and its products.
Collecting statistics on coconut and its products and publishing them.
Undertaking publicity activities and publishing books and periodicals on coconut and its products.
With a view to accomplishing the objectives envisaged under the Act, the Board has been formulating and implementing various schemes since its inception.
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* THRUST AREAS
Increasing the production of quality planting material.
Creating future production potential by bringing more area under coconut.
Improving productivity of existing coconut holdings.
Integrated management of major pests and diseases.
Strengthening coconut industry by promoting product diversification and by-product utilization.
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2. Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
3. Reference Services
4. Current Awareness Service (CAS)
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