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Coconut body approves 23 projects

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on January 24, 2018

Coconut Development Board under Technology Mission on Coconut has approved 23 projects with an outlay of Rs 22.69 crore and financial assistance of Rs 4.75 crore with annual processing capacity of 521 lakh coconuts and 4200 tonnes production of coconut shell charcoal.

Of the 23 projects, there were 3 research projects and 19 projects on Processing of coconuts for value addition and one project for market promotion.

Under the sub component ‘Processing and Product Diversification’, 4 projects for desiccated coconut powder for processing 330 lakh nuts per year, 4 integrated processing units for desiccated coconut powder and virgin coconut oil, coconut milk & sugar, coconut vinegar and nata-de-coco and coconut water processing etc.

In Kerala, 2 desiccated coconut powder unit for processing 72,500 coconuts per day, one integrated coconut processing unit with a capacity to process 1000 nuts per day and 1,000 litre coconut water per day etc were sanctioned.

In Tamil Nadu, two Desiccated Coconut Powder making units with a capacity to process 37,500 nuts per day one tender coconut water processing and packing unit to process 5,000 nuts day etc were sanctioned.

In Andhra Pradesh, 4 Ball Copra making units with a capacity to process 37.80 lakh coconuts per year were sanctioned.

Published on January 24, 2018
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