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National Horticultural Board

Directorate of Areca nut & Spices Development

Tea Board

Coconut Development Board

Spices Board

Directorate of Cashew nut & Cocoa Development

National Seeds Corporation

Save Grain Campaign

Land Development Corporation


Land Use Board

Poultry Development Corporation

The Kerala Livestock Development Board Ltd



Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium

Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd





Coir Board

Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority

Marine Products Export Development Authority

Cashew Export Promotion Council

The Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for the overall development of the rubber industry in the country

Functions of Rubber Board

The statutory functions of the Rubber Board are:

1. To promote by such measures as it thinks for the development of the rubber industry.

2. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the measures referred to therein may provide for:

a) undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research;

b) training students in improved methods of planting, cultivation, manuring and spraying;

c) supply of technical advice to rubber growers;

d) improving the marketing of rubber;

e) collection of statistics from owners of estates, dealers and manufacturers;

f) securing better working conditions and provisions for improvement of amenities and incentives for workers;

g) carrying out any other duties which may be vested in the Board as per rules made under this Act.

3. It shall also be the duty of the Board:

a) to advise the Central Government on all matters relating to the development of the rubber industry, including the import and export of rubber;

b) to advise the Central Government with regard to participation in any international conference or scheme relating to rubber;

c) to submit to the Central Government and such other authorities as may be prescribed half yearly reports on its activities and the working of Act, and

d) to prepare and furnish such other reports relating to the rubber industry as may be required by the Central Government from time to time.


National Horticulture Board was set up by the Government of India in 1984 as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with its Headquarters at Gurgaon, Haryana with the mandate to promote integrated development of horticulture, to help in coordinating, stimulating and sustaining the production and post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables and other horticultural crops. NHB has the following mandates:

a) To develop high quality horticultural farms in identified belts and make such areas vibrant with horticultural activity which in turn will act as hub for developing commercial horticulture

b) To develop post-harvest management infrastructure

c) To Strengthen Market Information System and horticulture database

d) To Assist R&D programmes to develop products suited for specific varieties with improved methods and horticulture technology

e) To Provide training and education to farmers and processing industry personnel for improving agronomic practices and new technologies and

f) To Promote consumption of fruits/vegetables in fresh, processed form etc.

NHB has network of 33 regional offices located through the entire length and breadth of the country to promote horticulture in the country. The initiatives of the Board have helped in developing infrastructure for horticultural development.

The Government of India established the Directorate of Cocoa, Arecanut & Spices Development at Calicut, Kerala with effect from 01.04.1966 as one of the subordinate office of the Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture & Cooperation). The Directorate has the mandate to formulate appropriate development schemes on spices, medicinal & aromatic plants and arecanut at the national level. These schemes are implemented through State Governments, Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutes as well as through Regional Research Laboratories under CSIR and monitored by the Directorate. This Directorate also collect, compile and publish data on area, production, price trends, export and import of arecanut and spices in addition to keeping in liaison with research and development agencies at the State and Central levels. Through the efforts of Directorate there has been unprecedented increase in production and quality of these products

Tea Board India, under the Ministry of Commerce, helps to implement the Government's regulations and policies. Acting as a facilitator for the development of the tea industry in India, the Board promotes tea research and exports of tea worldwide, collects and disseminates statistical data as well as encourages labour welfare programmes among a host of other activities all aimed at ensuring the health and vibrancy of the world's largest producer of tea.Tea Board India is headed by the Chairman, appointed by the Government of India. It was established in 1953 by an Act of Parliament, and headquartered at Calcutta.


The Coconut Development Board, established in 1981 has a mandate for integrated development of coconut industry in the country through promoting production, processing, marketing and product diversification of coconut. The functions of the Board are: adopting measures for the development of coconut industry, recommending measures for improving marketing of coconut and its products, imparting technical advice to those engaged in coconut cultivation and industry, provide financial and other assistance for expansion of area improving productivity and product diversification, compile statistics on coconut, undertake publicity and publication activities etc. Encouraging adoption of modern technologies for processing of coconut and its product, recommending measures for regulating imports and exports for coconut and its products, fixing grades, specifications and standards for coconut and its products also falls under its ambit.

The Board has its Headquarters at Kochi, Kerala, with three regional offices at Bangalore, Patna and Chennai and six state centres at Hyderabad, Calcutta, Guwahati, Agartala, Bhubaneswar and Port Blair. In addition, Nine Demonstration cum Seed Production Farms has also been established in the States of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, Bihar, Tripura and Madhya Pradesh. The Board has been implementing various development programmes for the last 19 years. Efforts of the Board have been rewarding in terms of increased production and productivity and also for diversification of products. The Board is publishing journal in 5 languages and has established information system.


The Spices Board India (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India) is the apex body for the export promotion of Indian Spices. Established in 1987, the Board is the catalyst of these dramatic transitions. The Board has been with the Indian Spice industry every step of the way. The Board plays a far-reaching and influential role as a developmental, regulatory and promotional agency for Indian Spices

The Directorate of Cashew nut Development came into being with effect from 01.04.1966 at Cochin as subordinate office of the Union Ministry of Agriculture with primary objective of development of cashew nut in the country. Development of cocoa was transferred to this Directorate during 1998. The Directorate of Cashew nut and Cocoa Development is responsible for formulation and coordination of schemes programmes for development of cashewnut & cocoa in the country. The Directorate maintains close liaison with the State Governments and other State level agencies in the course of development.

The Directorate conducts comprehensive studies on various aspects of cashew nut & cocoa development including production, prices, marketing and other related problems. It has been instrumental in dissemination of technical information and research findings of practical value through publications. Institute of Directorate has helped in adoption of improved technology for production and availability of assured quality planting material. The Directorate also publishes its journal regularly.

NSC was the first public sector organization, established in 1963, and remained virtually the only agency for seed production for around 13 years. Its role extended to several developmental programmes including training, quality control and extension activities in seeds.

Working since 1963, under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture of Government of India. It undertakes production, processing and marketing of agricultural seeds. It's product range include cereals, pulses, oilseed, fodder, fiber and vegetable crops. NSC pioneered the development of Indian Seed Industry on scientific lines with its involvement in the formulation of seed certification standards. Its seeds are evaluated for quality standards by independent seed certification agencies besides internal quality checks and laboratory tests in its own ISTA accredited Seed Testing Laboratory. Indian seed industry constitutes of this national level organization and seeds corporation in different states of India. Corporation has equity participation in the state seeds corporations to enable uniformity of approach in meeting the national aspirations. To meet its business obligations and also to maintain gradient to ensure flow of technological advancements, the corporation maintains a motivated team of educated and experienced staff. Corporation runs regular training courses to refresh the knowledge of seedsmen from India as well as Abroad. It also maintains a Consultancy wing to render services in all the facets of seed development. NSC rendered such services to the state seeds corporations and agricultural universities in the establishment of seed processing plants, stores and seed testing laboratories.

With its Head Office at Delhi, 11 Regional Offices in the state capitals and over 80 area offices located throughout the country, NSC is well placed to take advantage of the best agro climatic conditions for seed production programme to meet any kind of supply needs.


Save Grain Campaign under the direct supervision and control of Department of Public Distribution, Ministry Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution is prorogating the knowledge of scientific storage of food grains amongst farmers including farm women through its 17 field offices situated in different parts of the country viz. Ahmedabad, Banglore, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal Calcutta, Chennai Chandigarh Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Raipur ,Thiruvanantapuram, & Varanasi.

The main objectives of the SGC are to educate, motivate and persuade the farmers and others to adopt measures at farm level to minimise the food grain losses through training, demonstration & publicity.


The functions of the Campaign are as under:

To impart training to the farmers, traders and extension officials at the block level on the practical aspects of storage and preservation of food grains.

To popularise scientific techniques of storage amongst farmers etc., through demonstrations and wide publicity and to develop selected villages to serve as model villages.

To arrange facilities for farmers for purchase of improve types of storage structures; and

To maintain liaison with State Governments and to arrange steady supply of storage structures and pesticides to the users.

The ultimate aim of the above programme is to help in the reduction of avoidable losses to foodgrains in storage, as to make available more foodgrains for human consumption.

Land Development Corporation

The Kerala Land Development Corporation Limited (KLDC) was incorporated by the Government of Kerala during 1972, with a view to promote, undertake and execute land development and allied schemes in Kerala, for the integral development of Agriculture and vested with certain powers, as per the special powers act 5 of 1974; as amended by Act 15 of 1977. Since incorporation, Kerala Land Development Corporation Limited is acting as an agency for the effective implementation of various projects to alleviate the problems of poor farmers and paddy cultivators, especially in the low lying and water logged areas of the state like Kole Lands, Kari land, Kuttanadu stretches in Thrissur, Alappuzha and Kottayam Districts.

Its authorized capital is Rs. 10 crores and paid up capital is Rs. 705.40 lakhs fully paid (Rs.671.40 lakhs by the Government of Kerala and Rs. 34.00 lakhs by the Central Governments).

Its main aims and objectives are to promote, undertake and execute schemes in Kerala for land development, flood control, dewatering, irrigation, construction of godowns and other schemes and infrastructural work for development of agriculture and allied activities.

Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), popularly called milma was established in April, 1980 with its Head Office at Thiruvananthapuram for the successful implementation of the Operation Flood ( a dairy programme launched in 1970 under the aegis of National Dairy Development Board(NDDB).

The name milma represents:-

2,100 primary milk co-operative societies

5.24 lakhs (0.524 million) farmer members

Three Regional Co-operative Milk Producers' Union

Ten Dairies capable of handling 9.90 lakhs liters of milk per day

Fourteen Milk Chilling Centres

Two Cattle Feed Plants with cumulative capacity of 500MT per day

One Milk Powder Plant of 10MT per day capacity

A well-established Training Centre

4,000 retail outlets

Over 18,000 people working either directly or indirectly for the functioning of milma

The Objectives

To channelise marketable surplus milk from the rural areas to urban deficit areas to maximize the returns to the producer and provide quality milk and milk products to the consumers.

To carryout activities for promoting Production, Procurement, Processing and Marketing of milk and milk products for economic development of the farming community.

To build up a viable dairy industry in the State.

To provide constant market and stable price to the dairy farmers for their produce.

Started functioning from 1975 based on the recommendation of National commission on Agriculture. The Board collects information related to land use, conducts survey and prepares projects for better land use.

Kerala State Remote Sensing & Environment Centre is an autonomous
body of the Kerala State Land Use Board for carrying out research studies and training programs in areas of application Remote Sensing and GIs for natural resource development. The department is having State of Art GIs and Remote Sensing facilities.

Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation Ltd. is a fully Government owned company of the State of Kerala, established in the year 1989, with the cardinal objective of promotion and development of poultry sector in the state. Following are the major objectives of the Corporation, focused to establish a self-sufficient state on production and supply of eggs and meat of all types of avian species.

· Providing adequate inputs such as commercial layer and broiler chicks, feed, equipments, medicines, vaccines etc to the farmers at reasonable prices.

· Organising poultry farmers and provide them with infrastructure facilities for marketing of their products such as egg, meat etc

· Providing extensive technical support to the farmers.

· Augmenting internal production of egg and meat so as to stabilize their price in the state.

· Providing employment opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed youths by encouraging them to take up poultry farming as an enterprising proposition.

· Promoting consumption of poultry meat and egg so as to improve health of the subjects of Kerala.

· Promoting poultry based industries in the State of Kerala.

The Kerala Livestock Development Board Ltd. a fully Government owned company, was formed in 1976

1. The main objectives of the Board are:

  • to provide inputs required for cattle breeding in line with the breeding policy of the state
  • to provide inputs required for fodder production at farmer's places to reduce the cost of milk production.
  • to conduct applied research in the field of livestock breeding and fodder production.
  • To offer training courses in animal husbandry and fodder production.
  • development of Malabari goats through the supply of selected breeding stock and popularisation of Boer goats through supply of semen and breeding stock.
  • production and supply of good quality piglets for breeding and fattening.

To fulfill these objectives, the Board established breeding farms, training centres, etc. The breeding programme was first launched in the cattle breeding centre at Mattupatti under the aegis of the Indo Swiss Project Kerala. The results and achievements, after proper evaluation, were put to wider application throughout Kerala in a phased programme with a view to enhance the milk production . Frozen semen technology was introduced by the Board for the time in India in 1965 and was perfected for large scale application under topical conditions.

The Board was the first agency in India to start a sire evaluation programme for crossbred bulls under field conditions as early as 1977. A computerised data processing system to monitor the programme was established in 1983. Fodder developments programme was given due importance in economic milk production from the very beginning. The Board could identify a number of fodder varieties suitable for the different agroclimatic conditions and propagate it. The production of seeds of the selected varieties of tropical grasses and legumes is taken up in a large scale by the Board with the participation of farmers. Realising the need for training and retraining of the various categories of personnel engaged in the operation of a cattle breeding programme, the Board organised short duration ''learning by doing'' training courses from 1975 onwards. Now the two training centres at Mattupatti and Dhoni are fully booked year round. The activities of the Board are backed up by Research and Development (R and D) programme. This includes applied research in animal management, animal breeding, frozen semen technology, reproductive management selection of suitable fodder species, seed production technology, management of information system, etc

Complementary to the existing AI and breeding programme of crossbred cattle of Kerala, the work of Multiple Ovulation of Embryo Transfer (MOET) has been initiated by the Board during 1990. MOET technology is continued in the Board farms with the intention of producing superior bull calves as well as supplying embryos for field embryo transfer programme by the Animal Husbandry Department.


NABARD is an apex institution, accredited with all matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India

NABARD is established as a development Bank, in terms of the Preamble of the Act, "for providing and regulating Credit and other facilities for the promotion and development of agriculture, small scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other rural crafts and other allied economic activities in rural areas with a view to promoting integrated rural development and securing prosperity of rural areas and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto."

NABARD took over the functions of the erstwhile Agricultural Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC) of RBI and Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). Its subscribed and paid-up Capital was Rs.100 crore which was enhanced to Rs. 500 crore, contributed by the Government Of India and RBI in equal proportions. It is now enhanced to Rs. 2000 crore.

NABARD: (i) Serves as an apex refinancing agency for the institutions providing investment and production credit for promoting the various developmental activities in rural areas; (ii) Takes measures towards institution building for improving absorptive capacity of the credit delivery system, including monitoring, formulation of rehabilitation schemes, restructuring of credit institutions, training of personnel. (iii) Co-ordinates the rural financing activities of all institutions engaged in developmental work at the field level and maintains liaison with Government of India, State Governments, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and other national level institutions concerned with policy formulation; and (iv) undertakes monitoring and evaluation of projects refinanced by it.

NABARD's refinance is available to State Land Development Banks (SLDBs), State Co-operative Banks (SCBs), Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), Commercial Banks (CBs) and other financial institutions approved by RBI. While the ultimate beneficiaries of investment credit can be individuals, partnership concerns, companies, State-owned corporations or co-operative societies, production credit is generally given to individuals. NABARD operates throughout the country through its 28 Regional Offices and one Sub-office, located in the capitals of all the states/union territories.It has 320 District Offices across the country and one special Cell at Srinagar. It also has 5 training establishments.

Thiruvananthapuram Office

Chief General Manager, Corporation Building Annexe, Vikas Bhavan, P.O. Palayam, P.B. No. 6505, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 003. Tel: 0471 - 2323846, 2323529, 2323590 Fax: 0471 - 2324358 Email:


KERAFED is the Apex Co-operative Federation of coconut farmers under Government of Kerala and is the largest producer of coconut oil in India. KERAFED's coconut oil complex at Karunagapally in Kollam district is one of the biggest such units in India, with a capacity of 200 Tons per day and Naduvannur coconut complex in Kozhikode district have an installed capacity of 30 TPD and proposed to have Product Diversification project to manufacture coconut cream, desiccated coconut, activated carbon etc.

Kerafed produces "KERA" Brand of coconut oil from copra of the finest quality, directly procured from coconut growers in Kerala - the land of coconuts. The copra thus procured is processed using the most modern technology. In the selection and processing of copra, KERAFED employs strict quality control measures to ensure product superiority and purity. A unique two stage filtering process is employed by KERAFED to retain the original aroma and flavour of coconut oil for a long period.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is known for its quality, purity, longer shelf life and reasonable price. Its quality is conformity with the grade specifications laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide IS:542-1968. Certificate of Authorisation to grade "KERA" coconut oil under AGMARK has also been obtained. "KERA" is available in HDPE bottles of 100 ml, 200 ml and 500 ml; PET bottles of 1000 ml, 500 ml and polythene pouches of 500 ml and 1000 ml. The raw materials used for these packing are of virgin / food grade, approved by CFTRI, Mysore / other Government approved agencies. Secondary packing is done using 3/5 ply-corrugated cartons, as per specifications.

Objectives of Kerafed's Projects

· To reduce edible oil imports;

· To provide an impulse effect on internal production of coconut

· To develop the agricultural potential of Kerala State

· To strengthen the co-operative movement

· To secure the marketing of coconut and its by-products, thereby assuring economic prices to the growers;

· Thus to increase the income of 29 lakh farmers' families and create employment opportunities is the industrial sector.

Components of the Projects


· Strengthening 900 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) with 3, 000 members each on average (27 lakh members).

· Extension activities and supply of inputs.

· Strengthening the coconut seed production programme

· Training of PACS staff

· Supply of testing and weighing equipment

· Organising a Commodity Growers' Federation at the State level


· Establishing requisite copra drying and storage facilities at PACS level;

· Establishing three processing plants, each with a capacity of 200 tons per day (TPD) of copra (60,000 tonnes copra per annum per plant). A 200 T.P.D. copra cake solvent extaction plant and a 30 T.P.D. (6,000 tonnes per year crude coconut oil) vegetable oil refinery would also be set up.

· Identifying product diversification possibilities viz. desiccated coconut, activated carbon, coconut milk / cream, etc. and formulating programme having potential.


The Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium has been set up to catalyse agro-industrial growth and assist in undertaking employment generation programmes and promote the growth and diversification of agriculture and agro-based industries by organising technology transfer through training and extension, by sponsoring specific research projects and technology demonstration.

Kissan Jyothi, Fort, Trivandrum

The Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Limited was incorporated in 1968 under the Companies Act, 1956 as a Government Company with equity participation of the Central Government and the State Government of Kerala. The authorized share capital of the Corporation is Rs.5.00 crore. The paid up capital of the Corporation was Rs.4.74 crore at the end of 1997-98. The Central Government's share in the paid up capital is Rs.1.696 crores i.e. about 35.77% of the total paid capital of the Corporation.

The main objectives of the Corporation are
(i) Manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery, improved implements and tools.

(ii) Enabling persons engaged in agricultural and allied pursuits to own the means of modernising their operations or alternatively making available necessary custom services for this purpose.

(iii) Undertaking and assisting in the efficient distribution of inputs for agriculture.

(iv) Promotion and execution of industries having a bearing on production, preservation and supply of food; and

(v) Providing technical guidance to farmers and persons concerned with agro-industries with a view to enabling efficient conduct of their enterprises.

Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd., Government of Kerala Undertaking was formed with the intention of manufacturing Power Tiller operated by Diesel Engine. The company came into existence in Athani in Ernakulam District in 1973 when it started assembling Power Tillers under Technical Collaboration from M/s. Kubota Ltd., Japan. The product is now made in India and is suitably designed to meet the Indian conditions. There are more than 1.5 lakh of KAMCO Power Tillers operating in various States in India.

Transport Corporation of India Ltd. has been associated with KAMCO for about 25 years and transports material to all parts of the country. The machines have to move direct to the concerned destinations in the same truck. It is here that TCI plays a major role in the movement of the machine and also ensures availability of spare parts with all the dealers. An endorsement of excellent service from TCI has come by way of certificate of appreciation from KAMCO. Mr Sarvjeet Shukla (Controlling Manager - Ernakulam) is managing the relationship and keeping a watchful eye on service level for the customer.

KAMCO Kubota Combine Harvester and KAMCO Kukje Paddy Transplanter are the latest introduction in the country from KAMCO. The Transplanter takes away the burden of dreary manual labour of transplanting the seedlings thus taking away the human fatigue in the transplanting operation.

KAMCO has got 4 Assembling Units located at Athani and Kalamassery in Ernakulam District, Kanjikoade in Palakkad District and Mala in Thrissur District of Kerala State. Provides direct employment to approx. 600 persons in its various units.

It will be endeavor of TCI to continuously enhance operational efficiency and value add it's services to strengthen the professional bond with KAMCO.

Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council, Keralam (VFPCK) is a company registered under section 25 of Indian Companies Act. VFPCK, which has organically evolved from the Kerala Horticulture Development Programme (KHDP)- a joint Venture of Govt of Kerala and European Union, is one of the most successful Agricultural Development Projects in India.

Initiated in 1993, KHDP has already made a name for itself as a farmer friendly project, that responds to new and emerging challenges in the horticulture field. KHDP had evolved replicable models of agricultural extension, technology dissemination, participatory credit whole sale and retail marketing of fruits and vegetables, group approach for problem solving etc. which were appreciated by European Union and Govt. of India.

The autonomous sustainable company, VFPCK will give a legal identity to the ongoing activities set in motion by KHDP. It is the first organisation it's kind in India, where farmers have the majority of control and yet are actively supported by Government and Service Institutions. It is also the first company, which promotes agricultural extension as a focus of its business. The company will act as a Centre of Excellence for fruit and vegetable sector and will make efforts to sustain qualitative improvement of the scenario with the efficient and effective use of qualified professionals.


Kerala State Sericulture Co-operative Federation Limited (SERIFED) was formed in December 1994 for developing sericulture industry in the State on a massive scale. SERIFED provides technical guidance; financial aid (subsidies) etc. to mulberry farmers and in turn, collected cocoons from them

The Regional Agro Industrial Development Co-operative of Kerala Ltd was established in the state of Kerala in 1972.

1. Member ship

This is the first federal type of agro-industrial society in Kerala with institutional and individual members. The institutional members are mainly Primary Service Co-op. Banks and Societies in the State. Besides membership is open to Central and State Governments.

2. Management

The society is managed by a 14 member Board of Directors. 10 Directors elected from among Institutional members and 2 Directors from among the individual members. The President of the Kannur District Co-op. Bank is Ex-Officio member of the Board.


Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India under a legislation enacted by the Parliament namely Coir Industry Act 1953 (45 of 1953) for the promotion and development of Coir Industry in India as a whole.

The main functions of the Board as laid down in Section 10 of the Coir Industry Act are given below:

· It shall be the duty of the Board to promote by such measures as it thinks fit the development, under the control of the Central Government, of the Coir Industry.

· Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of Sub Section (l) the measures referred to therein may relate to:

1. Promoting exports of coir yarn and coir products and carrying on propaganda for that purpose;

2. Regulating under the supervision of the Central Government the production of husks, coir yarn and coir products by registering coir spindles and looms for manufacturing coir products as also manufacturers of coir products, licensing exporters of coir yarn and coir products and taking such other appropriate steps as may be prescribed;

3. Undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research and maintaining and assisting in the maintenance of one or more research institutes;

4. Collecting statistics from manufacturers of, and dealers in, coir products and from such other persons as may be prescribed, on any matter relating to the coir industry, the publication of statistics so collected or portions thereof or extracts there from;

5. Fixing grade standards and arranging when necessary for inspection of coir fibre, coir yarn and coir products;

6. Improving the marketing of coconut husk, coir fibre, coir yarn and coir products in India and elsewhere and preventing unfair competition;

7. Setting up or assisting in the setting up of factories for the producers of coir products with the aid of power;

8. Ensuring remunerative returns to producers of husks, coir fibre and coir yarn and manufacturers of coir products;

9. Licensing of retting places and warehouses and otherwise regulating the stocking and sale of coir fibre, coir yarn and coir products both for the internal market and for exports;

10. Advising on all matters relating to the development of the coir industry;
· The Board shall perform its functions under this section in accordance with, and subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government.


APEDA- Stands for the Agricultural and processed Food Products Export Development Authority. APEDA is an autonomous organization attached to the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of India. The main function of APEDA is to build links between Indian producers and the global markets. APEDA undertakes the briefing of potential sources on government policy and producers, along with providing referred services and suggesting suitable partners for joint ventures besides arranging buyer-seller meets.


The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No.13 of 1972). The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statute is comprehensive - covering fisheries of all kinds, increasing exports, specifying standards, processing, marketing, extension and training in various aspects of the industry.


The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC) was established by the Government of India in the year 1955, with the active cooperation of the cashew industry with the object of promoting exports of cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid from India. By its very set up, the Council provides the necessary institutional frame-work for performing the different functions that serve to intensify and promote exports of cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid. The Council provides the necessary liaison for bringing together foreign importers with member exporters of cashew kernels. The inquiries received from the foreign importers are circulated amongst Council members. The Council also extends its good offices in settling complaints amicably in the matter of exports/imports either on account of quality and /or variation in fulfillment of contractual obligations



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