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  • 4th Phase (2014-15) 4381 trainees successfully completed training in 20 weeks [182 batches] (4th Phase - started on 1-4-14)

 

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Fourth Phase - 2014-15

 

21st Week (326)

 

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1 Trivandrum KVK, Mitraniketan, Vellanad - 2 batches 18 to 23 Aug 14 41
2 Kollam KVK, Kottarakkara 18 to 23 Aug 14 20
3 Alappuzha Karappuram CPC, Kanjikuzhy 18 to 23 Aug 14 21
4 Pathanamthitta Anugraha Social Service Society 18 to 23 Aug 14 20
5 Palakkad People's Service Society 18 to 23 Aug 14 22
6 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 18 to 23 Aug 14 35
7 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 18 to 23 Aug 14 21
8 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Chamathachal 18 to 23 Aug 14 24
9 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram 18 to 23 Aug 14 22
10 Tamil Nadu TAPWA, Pallapatty, Nilakottai, Dindigul 18 to 23 Aug 14 40
11 Tamil Nadu MSSRF, VRC, Puducherry 18 to 23 Aug 14 20
12 Tamil Nadu MSSRF, VRC, Pudukottai 18 to 23 Aug 14 20
13 Tamil Nadu ATDSO Thiruchirapally 18 to 23 Aug 14 20

 

20th Week (194)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala  - 2 batches 11 to 16 Aug 14 40
2 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 11 to 16 Aug 14 20
3 Trivandrum Parassala CPF 11 to 16 Aug 14 18
4 Kollam YMCA, Kottiyam 11 to 16 Aug 14 30
5 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society - 2 batches 12 to 18 Aug 14 20
6 Idukki Malanadu Yuvajana Samskarikavedi 12 to 18 Aug 14 20
7 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 12 to 18 Aug 14 26
8 Tamil Nadu Thiruchirapally - Annai Teresa Soc.Devpt. Org 13 to 18 Aug 14 20

 

19th Week (143)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala   4 to 9 Aug 14 23
2 Trivandrum KVK, Mitraniketan, Vellanad - 2 batches 4 to 9 Aug 14 44
3 Alappuzha Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram, SL Puram 4 to 9 Aug 14 20
4 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 4 to 9 Aug 14 21
5 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 6 to 11 Aug 14 17
6 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Chamathachal - 2 batches 4 to 9 Aug 14 35

 

18th Week (121)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala  - 2 batches 28 Jul to 2 Aug 14 40
3 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society - 2 batches 28 Jul to 2 Aug 14 20
2 Wayanad WSSS, Wayanad - 2 batches 28 Jul to 2 Aug 14 40
3 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram   28 Jul to 2 Aug 14 21

 

17th Week (480)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 21 to 26 Jul 14 20
2 Trivandrum Parassala CPF 21 to 26 Jul 14 21
3 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala  - 2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 40
4 Pathanamthita Pazhakulam Social Service Society 21 to 26 Jul 14 18
5 Alappuzha Karappuram CPC, Kanjikuzhy 21 to 26 Jul 14 20
6 Ernakulam Assissi Bhavan, Puthenvelikkara 21 to 26 Jul 14 37
7 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara - 2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 49
8 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 40
9 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 43
10 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Vaniambaalam -2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 45
11 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Ayikarapadi -2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 41
12 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Keezhatoor - 2 batches 21 to 26 Jul 14 46
13 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 21 to 26 Jul 14 19
14 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 24 to 29 Jul 14 20
15 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Chamathachal 21 to 26 Jul 14 21

 

16th Week (459)

 

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1 Trivandrum Parassala CPF - 2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 40
2 Kollam KVK, Kottarakkara 14 to 19 Jul 14 20
3 Kollam YMCA, Kottiyam 14 to 19 Jul 14 19
4 Alappuzha Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram, SL Puram 14 to 19 Jul 14 21
5 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara - 2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 33
6 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara - Ladies batch 14 to 19 Jul 14 21
7 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 40
8 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 49
9 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Vaniambaalam -2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 43
10 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Ayikarapadi -2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 40
11 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Keezhatoor - 2 batches 14 to 19 Jul 14 41
12 Malappuram Kerasuraksha CPF, Maranchery 14 to 19 Jul 14 18
13 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 14 to 19 Jul 14 32
14 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 18 to 23 Jul 14 20
15 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram 14 to 19 Jul 14 22

 

15th Week (390)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 7 to 12 Jul 14 20
2 Alappuzha Karappuram CPC, Kanjikuzhy 7 to 12 Jul 14 25
3 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 42
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 44
5 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara - 3 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 57
6 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Vaniambaalam -2 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 44
7 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Ayikarapadi -2 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 41
8 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Keezhatoor - 2 batches 7 to 12 Jul 14 43
9 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 7 to 12 Jul 14 20
10 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 7 to 12 Jul 14 32
11 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram 7 to 12 Jul 14 22

 

14th Week (177)

 

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1 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 30 Jun to 5 Jul 14 40
2 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 30 Jun to 5 Jul 14 40
3 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -2 batches 30 Jun to 5 Jul 14 50
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Vaniambaalam -2 batches 30 Jun to 5 Jul 14 47

 

13th Week (223)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 23 to 28 Jun 14 20
2 Trivandrum Parassala CPF 23 to 28 Jun 14 20
3 Kollam KVK, Kottarakkara 23 to 28 Jun 14 21
4 Pathanamthita Pazhakulam Social Service Society 23 to 28 Jun 14 22
5 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 23 to 28 Jun 14 18
6 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 23 to 28 Jun 14 20
7 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Chamathachal 23 to 28 Jun 14 27
8 Kannur Tejaswini Coconut Producer Company (2 batches) 23 to 28 Jun 14 37
9 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram 23 to 28 Jun 14 19
10 Andhra Pradesh KVK, Amdalavalasa 20 to 26 Jun 14 19

 

12th Week (222)

 

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1 Alappuzha Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram, SL Puram 16 to 21 Jun 14 20
2 Kasaragod Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Rajapuram 16 to 21 Jun 14 26
3 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 16 to 21 Jun 14 40
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 16 to 21 Jun 14 40
5 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -2 batches 16 to 21 Jun 14 48
6 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 16 to 21 Jun 14 28
7 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 16 to 21 Jun 14 20

 

11th Week (322)

 

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1 Trivandrum KVK, Mitraniketan, Vellanad 9 to 14 Jun 14 39
2 Alappuzha Karappuram CPC, Kanjikuzhy 9 to 14 Jun 14 20
3 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society - 2 batches 9 to 14 Jun 14 35
4 Idukki Malanadu Yuvajana Samskarikavedi 9 to 14 Jun 14 17
5 Palakkad People's Service Society 9 to 14 Jun 14 22
6 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 9 to 14 Jun 14 40
7 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 9 to 14 Jun 14 40
8 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -2 batches 9 to 14 Jun 14 44
9 Kozhikode United Federation Poonoor 9 to 14 Jun 14 20
10 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Chamathachal 9 to 14 Jun 14 25
11 Kannur Malabar Social Service Society (MASSS), Sreepuram 9 to 14 Jun 14 20

 

10th Week (186)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 2 to 7 Jun 14 20
2 Idukki Malanadu Yuvajana Samskarikavedi 2 to 7 Jun 14 24
3 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 2 to 7 Jun 14 40
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -2 batches 2 to 7 Jun 14 44
5 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kuruva, Padaparamba -2 batches 2 to 7 Jun 14 40
6 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 2 to 7 Jun 14 18

 

9th Week (212)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala  - 2 batches 26 to 31 May 14 40
2 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 26 to 31 May 14 19
3 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society 26 to 31 May 14 25
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 2 batches 26 to 31 May 14 50
5 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -3 batches 26 to 31 May 14 60
6 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 26 to 31 May 14 18

 

8th Week (155)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala 19 to 24 May 14 20
2 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society 19 to 24 May 14 25
3 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Kavanoor - 3 batches 19 to 24 May 14 60
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company, Edavannapara -2 batches 19 to 24 May 14 50

 

7th Week (184)

 

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1 Trivandrum Changathikootam CPS, Varkala 12 to 17 May 14 20
2 Idukki Malanadu Yuvajana Samskarikavedi 12 to 17 May 14 16
3 Palakkad People's Service Society 12 to 17 May 14 21
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 2 batches 12 to 17 May 14 60
5 Malappuram Kerasuraksha CPF 12 to 17 May 14 20
6 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 12 to 17 May 14 18
7 Maharashtra MKMASS, Vengurle, Sindhudurg 12 to 17 May 14 29

 

6th Week (150)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 5 to 10 May 14 25
2 Palakkad People's Service Society 5 to 10 May 14 40
3 Malappuram Kerasuraksha CPF 5 to 10 May 14 20
4 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 2 batches 5 to 10 May 14 43
5 Kozhikode Ujjaiyini Cultural Centre, Koyilandi 5 to 10 May 14 22

 

5th Week (228)

 

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1 Trivandrum Parassala CPF 28 Apr to 3 May 14 40
2 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 28 Apr to 3 May 14 26
3 Kollam YMCA, Kottiyam 28 Apr to 3 May 14 17
4 Alappuzha Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram, SL Puram 28 Apr to 3 May 14 20
5 Idukki Kudayathoor Development Society 28 Apr to 3 May 14 25
6 Idukki Malanadu Yuvajana Samskarikavedi 28 Apr to 3 May 14 21
7 Palakkad People's Service Society 28 Apr to 3 May 14 19
8 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 3 batches 28 Apr to 3 May 14 60

 

4th Week (66)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 21 to 26 Apr 14 25
2 Alappuzha Karappuram CPC, Kanjikuzhy 21 to 26 Apr 14 20
3 Karnataka KVK, Konehally, Tiptur 21 to 26 Apr 14 21

 

3rd Week (52)

 

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1 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 2 batches 14 to 19 Apr 14 52

 

2nd Week (70)

 

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1 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 2 batches 7 to 12 Apr 14 50
2 Malappuram Kerasuraksha CPF, Marranchery 7 to 12 Apr 14 20

 

1st Week (61)

 

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1 Trivandrum Grameena Padana Kendram, Karakulam 31 Mar to 5 Apr 14 15
2 Malappuram Malappuram Producer company - 2 batches 31 Mar to 5 Apr 14 46

 

 

FoCT details in Tamil

* Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT)

Coconut Tree climbers are a rarity these days in Kerala and other coconut growing states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Goa, with very few taking on the traditional profession. Coconut climbers are a very vital link in the production chain. The consistent supply of raw nuts for the market as well as for the processing sector can be ensured only by strict adherence to the regular harvesting schedule. In many areas, farmers are forced to seek help from migrant labourers, who charge exorbitant amounts, despite not being familiar with the art of coconut climbing. 'The scarcity of labour disrupts harvesting cycles thus causing loss of income to the growers. As against the general norm of harvesting cycles of 45-60 days, farmers are currently able to harvest only once in three to four months. Though the Coconut Development Board is training unemployed youth in palm climbing, there is a reluctance to enter this field because of the occupational risk and the arduous labour involved in climbing tall coconut trees. In the recent past there has been an array of coconut palm climbing devices developed by individuals, Research Institutions, Universities and NGO’s , which are claimed to be safe and easy to operate. But in spite of all the efforts taken in the recent past, there is still an acute shortage of trained coconut palm climbers for harvesting and plant protection activities. With a serious view to tackle this problem, the Board would be conducting a massive training program to train about 5000 underemployed youth in developing special skills and confidence in coconut palm climbing and plant protection activities for the benefit of the coconut community as a whole.


Objective:

  • To develop a professional group of youth under the banner of “Friends of Coconut Tree” for harvesting and plant protection operations in coconut
  • To impart training to a group of unemployed youth in developing technical skills, entrepreneurship capacity, leadership qualities and communication skills to address the needs of the coconut growers. 
  • To make them self reliant and instill confidence in undertaking the responsibility of “Friends of Coconut Tree”.
  • To tackle the problem of unavailability of coconut tree climbers for coconut farming and plant protection activities
  • Generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable growth of coconut sector and generate employment opportunities for the youth

Mode of implementation:

It is proposed to identify, train and handhold at least 5000 underemployed youth under the “Friends of Coconut Tree” covering 10 major coconut growing districts of the state of Kerala. The identification of youth can be carried out through Kudumbashree units under the concerned local bodies, Kera karshaka samithis, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, clusters, Coconut Producers societies (CPS), youth clubs under Nehru Yuva Kendras, Vikas Vahini Volunteer clubs of NABARD(VVV), Primary Agricultural Societies, Coconut Growers Cooperatives, NGOs and Self Help Groups of NGOs.

Criteria for selection: 
• Age group of 18-40 yrs 
• Preferably underemployed healthy individuals 
• Free from any disability 
• Minimum education up to seventh standard 
• Minimum of 30% of trainees to be women 
The training will be conducted in batches of a minimum of 20 for a week (6 days). The training will be 
residential and will include technical, managerial and practical sessions. 
Program Coverage 
1. Coconut climbing techniques 
2. Coconut harvesting operations and crown cleaning aspects 
3. Spraying and pest control operation 
4. Pollination and hybridization techniques 
5. Plant protection measures 
6. Identification of tender nut, mature coconut and seed nut 
7. Developing Leadership quality and communication skills 
8. Entrepreneurship development skills 
9. Thrift/ Savings management 

Address for communication: 
The Chairman 
Coconut Development Board 
Kera Bhavan, SRV High School Road, Kochi – 11 
Email: cdbkochi@gmail.com 
Website: coconutboard.gov.in

 

 

 

 


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