CDB gives nod to fourteen projects

The 41st meeting of the Project Approval Committee (PAC) on the Technology Mission on Coconut (TMOC)

Published: 13th October 2013 11:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2013 11:54 AM   |  A+A-

The 41st meeting of the Project Approval Committee (PAC) on the Technology Mission on Coconut (TMOC) held at Coconut Development Board (CDB) here  cleared 14 projects with an outlay of Rs 19.25 crore and subsidy of Rs 2.86 crore.

Under the project component ‘processing and product diversification’, 10 coconut processing units have been sanctioned which included setting up of five desiccated coconut powder manufacturing units, two tender coconut water units, one coconut shell charcoal units, one coconut shell powder unit and one ball copra unit.

Three research projects are also listed in the approved projects.

One unit has been assisted for market promotional activities of coconut kernel  products on reimbursement basis.

In Kerala, one unit was sanctioned for producing desiccated coconut powder having the capacity to process 15,000 nuts per day.

In Karnataka, four units of desiccated coconut powder having a capacity for processing 2, 40,000 nuts per day, one tender coconut water processing unit with a capacity to process 30,000 tender coconut per day.

In Tamil Nadu, one unit was sanctioned for tender coconut water unit with a capacity for processing 60,000 packets per day and one coconut shell powder unit with a capacity to process 6.6 tonnes per day and one coconut shell charcoal unit with a capacity to process 3.24 tonnes per day.

In Andhra Pradesh, the PAC sanctioned one ball copra unit with a capacity to process 6,00,000 nuts per year.

T K Jose, chairman, Coconut Development Board, C P Appanna, general manager, Nabard, Mumbai; and K S M S Raghavrao, chief scientist, Central Food Technological Research Institute, attended the meeting.

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