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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 11 Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms in different locations of the country. 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.


A fully developed and globally competitive coconut industry that contributes to food security, health and nutrition, remunerative price for the coconut farmer and enhanced export earnings for the country and to make India the global leader in value addition and processing in coconut sector.


 Rehabilitation of all senile and unproductive palms and promotion of commercial coconut seed gardens to meet the required quantities of good planting materials for the replanting program.
 Promoting value addition in coconut processing by focusing on high value coconut products and byproducts (both edible and non edible) with health and environmental friendly applications.
 Promoting coconut cultivation in non traditional belts by extending financial assistance to small and marginal farmers and thereby increasing production potential of coconut in the country.
 Demonstrating scientific productivity improvement practices in coconut gardens and intercropping for sustained income.
 Promoting the health attributes of coconut products through aggressive awareness campaigns and conduct of clinical trials through reputed research institutions.
 Conducting market promotional campaigns in the buying countries and niche markets by organizing exhibitions, trade fairs and buyer seller meets to improve market access to coconut products.
 Assuring remunerative prices for coconut and thereby doubling of farmers income mainly through Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
 Promoting health friendly and demand oriented value added coconut products viz, virgin coconut oil, coconut oil, milk, milk powder, desicated coconut, neera, tender coconut water etc.
 Organizing skill development training programs and capacity building programs for the farmers/entrepreneurs for strengthening the coconut industry in the country.
 To explore markets for marketing of value added products in major cities by establishing coconut points, retailing networks etc.
 Integration of processing units to form product specific Consortium of Processors.
 Encourage e-marketing of products through authorized trading portals.


 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.


 Increasing the production of quality planting material.
 Creating future production potential by bringing more area under coconut.
 Improving productivity of existing coconut holdings.
 Integrated management of major pests and diseases.
 Strengthening coconut industry by promoting product diversification and by-product utilization.

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  1. Undertaking project feasibility studies and preparation of detailed project feasibility reports.
  2. Providing technical know-how for coconut based products such as
    • Spray dried coconut milk powder
    • Packing and preservation of tender coconut water
    • Coconut water based vinegar
    • Aqueous processed coconut oil
    • Virgin coconut oil
  3. Technical guidance to entrepreneurs in setting up coconut based units

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, citaluva(a)gmail(dot)com