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Coir is the best example of ‘Waste to Wealth’, says Union Minister for MSME, Narayan Rane
Rane inaugurates the ‘Enterprise India National Coir Conclave 2022’ at Coimbatore

Posted On: 05 MAY 2022 5:58PM by PIB Chennai

Coir is the best example of ‘waste to wealth’, which provides a sustainable solution, as it is eco-friendly and helps conservation of water and soil, says Shri Narayan Rane, Union Minister for MSME. He inaugurated the ‘Enterprise India National Coir Conclave 2022’ being organised under the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, today at Coimbatore

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rane, mentioned that the coir has got immense potential and can really play an instrumental role in enhancing exports and adding to MSME’s share in GDP of the country. 

The Minister stated that coir industry provides employment to more than 7 lakh people in the rural areas of the coconut growing states. More interestingly, 80% of these artisans are women but its production has so far been confined to the southern coconut producing States/UTs in the country.

While addressing the event, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Minister of State for MSME said that this event is being organized with an idea to bring about a co-ordinated effort between the State and Central Governments to promote production of coir and coir products and to identify new areas of application of coir. It would provide a permanent base for the Central and the concerned State Governments to work in a more co-ordinated manner for promotion and development of coir industry, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shri B. B. Swain Secretary for MSME said that Coir Board is all set to develop a fully automatic spinning machine for manufacturing uniform spun yarn that too with mass productivity which may change the pace of development of the industry by enabling it to manufacture special variety matting and mats.  He advised the industry to concentrate on developing tailor made products considering the demands and needs of the public. He said that coir is being exported to 106 countries which mean that a lot of new markets are yet to be explored and so the opportunities are vast

On this occasion, Coir industry awards were distributed to 44 coir & coir products manufacturing /exporting units. Coir Board also introduced new coir products like coir composite fruit bowl, geo-textile shadow lamp, coir buttons, auto mirror covers made of coir, flat rectangular tray, certificate holder as well as released Manual of Technologies for Coir, Books on Coir pith, geo-textiles and coir floor furnishing.

A ‘Run for Coir’ is also being organized on 6th may, 2022‘to promote the use of coir, as a natural, degradable, eco-friendly product. More than thousand people, including dignitaries, college students and the general public are expected to participate in the run.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rane, mentioned that the coir has got immense potential and can really play an instrumental role in enhancing exports and adding to MSME’s share in GDP of the country. 

The Minister stated that coir industry provides employment to more than 7 lakh people in the rural areas of the coconut growing states. More interestingly, 80% of these artisans are women but its production has so far been confined to the southern coconut producing States/UTs in the country.

While addressing the event, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Minister of State for MSME said that this event is being organized with an idea to bring about a co-ordinated effort between the State and Central Governments to promote production of coir and coir products and to identify new areas of application of coir. It would provide a permanent base for the Central and the concerned State Governments to work in a more co-ordinated manner for promotion and development of coir industry, he added.

 

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