Cultivation, processing, market and export of Coconut growing in India: Tomar


 Junagadh( Gujarat) 2 Sep

Union Agriculture Minister Mr Narendra Singh Tomar today inaugurated the 6th State Centre of Coconut Development Board at Junagadh in Gujarat. 

Mr Tomar also inaugurated the 24th World Coconut Day celebrations.  In his address, Shri Tomar said that along with coconut cultivation, processing and marketing is also growing in our country and India is also leading in terms of coconut exports. Through the Board, the farmers cultivating coconut are getting the benefits of the government's schemes and along with increasing their income, they are also contributing to the country's economy.

World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September to commemorate the Foundation Day of the International Coconut Community (ICC). The main theme of World Coconut Day this year is - Cultivate coconut for a happy future and life. On this occasion, Shri Tomar congratulated the National Award and Export Excellence Award winners of Coconut Development Board and also addressed the farmers gathered in Kochi (Kerala) in connection with World Coconut Day through video conference.

Mr Tomar said that since ancient times, coconut is being used for worship and oil extraction, and now various types of products are being made by the processors. Their market is growing in the country and our country has also come in the leading position in terms of coconut export in the world. The Central Government is working continuously with the States to continuously increase the cultivation and processing of coconut. The schemes are being implemented meticulously through the Coconut Development Board.