Kerala Coir -an Over View

Kerala Coir-Malayalam




Among the traditional industries of

the state,coir industry has prime

significance. It is the biggest

employment giver in rural Kerala,

engaging around four lakh people.

Eighty percentof whom are women.

But with proper direction and  a

growth mechanism, the sector

can acquirethe potential to

generate still larger employment.

The industry also earns a foreign

exchangeof more than   Rs. 800

crores per year.Directorate of coir

development is the agency for

implementingall policy decisions

of the Government of Kerala as

regards coir industry.The Directorate

is the controlling authority of the ten

coir project offices at Chirayinkeezhu,

Kollam,  Kayamkulam, Alappuzha,

Vaikom, North Paravur,  Thrissur,

Ponnani, Kozhikode and Kannur in

the state .The State Government

has envisaged to introduce a

planned and innovative develop

ment strategy in the sector.

It aims at promoting progressive

development of the sector and

generating  more sustained employ-

ment therein.The programme of

action of the Directorate is anchored

on the concept of functioning as

a facilitator for thepromotion and

sustainability of the coir sector

in Kerala’s economy