Coconut Development Board (CDB) is a statutory body established under the Ministry
of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India for the integrated development of coconut cultivation
and industry in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification.
Coconut Development Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India
for the integrated development of coconut production and utilization in the country
with focus on productivity increase and product diversification. The Board which
came into existence on 12th January 1981, functions under the administrative control
of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, with its
Headquarters at Kochi in Kerala and Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karnataka,
Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Guwahati in Assam and Patna in Bihar. There are five State
Centres situated at Pitapally in Odissa, Kolkata in West Bengal, Thane in Maharashtra,
Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Port Blair in the Union Territory of Andaman &
Nicobar Islands. The Board has 12 Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms
in different locations of the country and now 10 farms are maintained. A Market
Development cum Information Centre has established in Delhi. The Board has set up
a Technology Development Centre at Vazhakulam near Aluva in Kerala and a Field office
at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD
Adopting measures for the development
of coconut industry, inter alia.
Imparting technical advice to
those engaged in coconut cultivation and industry.
Providing financial and other
assistance for the expansion of area under coconut.
Encouraging adoption of modern
technologies for processing of coconut and its products.
Adopting measures to get incentive
prices for coconut and its products.
Recommending measures for improving
marketing of coconut and its products.
Recommending measures for regulating
imports and exports of coconut and its products.
Fixing grades, specifications
and standards for coconut and its products.
Financing suitable schemes to
increase the production of coconut and to improve the quality and yield of coconut.
Assisting, encouraging, promoting
and financing agricultural, technological, industrial or economic research on coconut
and its products.
Collecting statistics on coconut
and its products and publishing them.
Undertaking publicity activities
and publishing books and periodicals on coconut and its products.
With a view to accomplishing the objectives envisaged under the Act, the Board has
been formulating and implementing various schemes since its inception.
Quality Testing Plant
Facilities for chemical analysis of copra, coconut oil and coconut vinegar are available
at the Technology Development Centre of the Board at Vazhakkulam, Aluva, Ernakulam.
For further details please contact: Coconut Development Board Technology Development
Centre Keenpuram, South Vazhakulam, Aluva, Ernakulam. Pin-683 105 Phone: 0484-2679680,