The ‘Enterprise India National Coir Conclave 2022’ was inaugurated at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, by Union Minister for MSME Shri Narayan Rane and Minister of State for MSME Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, as well as several State Ministers and top officials. The coir sector employs more than 7 lakh people in rural parts of coconut-growing states. Even more intriguing, 80 percent of these artists are women, although output has so far been limited to the country’s southern coconut-producing States/UTs.
- The Ministry of MSME plans to expand coir production in other states around the country, and that the government has taken several measures to popularise the use of coir for consumer and industrial purposes, particularly as a substitute for many non-degradable materials.
- Coir industry awards were presented to 44 coir and coir products manufacturing/exporting entities at this event.
- Coir Board also unveiled new coir products such as a coir composite fruit bowl, a geo-textile shadow lamp, coir buttons, coir auto mirror covers, a flat rectangular tray, and a certificate holder, as well as the publication of the Manual of Coir Technologies, Books on Coir Pith, Geo-textiles, and Coir Floor Furnishing.
- A ‘Run for Coir’ will be held to promote the usage of coir as a natural, biodegradable, and environmentally beneficial commodity. Thousands of people are anticipated to attend, including dignitaries, college students, and the general public.
Ministers for Industry/MSME from Tamil Nadu and Assam, as well as an MLA from Coimbatore and 11 Principal Secretaries/Directors from various states, attended the event.