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HomeAgroPolicyActs & Schemes – CentreTomar lauds Coconut Development Board, Sugarcane Breeding Institute for farmer-centric initiatives

Tomar lauds Coconut Development Board, Sugarcane Breeding Institute for farmer-centric initiatives

Centre to continue providing all possible assistance to the farmers in coastal states to promote coconut cultivation in the country

While addressing the Coconut Community Farmers’ Conference in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Centre will continue to provide all possible assistance to the farmers in the coastal states to promote coconut cultivation in the country.

Tomar further said that he is happy to be among the coconut farmers, and congratulated the Coconut Development Board and Sugarcane Breeding Institute for their initiatives towards the prosperity of the coconut growers community. With the increase in the number of coconut based industries in the country, new products and many employment opportunities are also increasing in the market.

Presently there are 697 Coconut Growers Societies, 73 Coconut Growers Federations and 19 Coconut Producing Companies in the State. Support has been given to set up 537 new processing units in India with a processing capacity of 3,638 million coconuts per year. In the end, Tomar said that the schemes of the Central Government are for the prosperity of the farmers and to bring happiness in their lives.

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