Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Coir board urges for PM's participation
Coir board urges for PM's participation
Feb '11
The Coir Board has demanded Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's involvement in instituting a National Coir Mission to support the holistic growth of the sector, while keeping into consideration the growth potential of the industry in generating rural employment.

The Coir Board has recently submitted a letter to the Prime Minister, during his visit to Kerala, where it was mentioned that, the natural fibre and synthetic items are extending strong competition to the coir goods in the global markets, and if proper steps are not initiated to safeguard the industry on immediate basis, it would adversely impact the exports of the coir products.

The coir product exports grew from Rs 5.93 billion in 2007-08 to Rs 8.04 billion last year and thus registered a rise of 35.58 percent. Coir was amongst some of the industries that resisted the global economic slump.

Thus, in order to surmount this situation, the Coir Board has recommended some steps like, advancing higher incentives for giving a boost to the local as well as export market for coir products, rapid up-gradation of the conventional coir industry, introduction of an infallible system to boost purchase of basic materials, particularly raw husk, to support continuous production in the industry and to ensure implementation of more and more welfare schemes to the advantage of the workers.

The Coir Board has thus demanded a special package for the industry for next five years.

Also to note that, coir fibre production while registering a rise of 17.74 percent grew from 4.378 lakh tons to 5.155 lakh tons during the period under consideration, while a rise was also noticed in the number of units involved in the production of coir products in the country which grew by 27.44 percent from 11,024 to 14,050, during the period. This has generated extra employment opportunities for around 26,450 artisans, mainly female.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search