of Areca nut & Spices Development
of Cashew nut & Cocoa Development
Kerala Livestock Development Board Ltd
Farmers Agri Business Consortium
Agro Industries Corporation Ltd
and Processed Foods Export Development Authority
Products Export Development Authority
Export Promotion Council
Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the
Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for
the overall development of the rubber industry in
of Rubber Board
statutory functions of the Rubber Board are:
To promote by such measures as it thinks for the development
of the rubber industry.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing
provision, the measures referred to therein may provide
undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific,
technological and economic research;
training students in improved methods of planting,
cultivation, manuring and spraying;
supply of technical advice to rubber growers;
improving the marketing of rubber;
collection of statistics from owners of estates, dealers
securing better working conditions and provisions
for improvement of amenities and incentives for workers;
carrying out any other duties which may be vested
in the Board as per rules made under this Act.
It shall also be the duty of the Board:
to advise the Central Government on all matters relating
to the development of the rubber industry, including
the import and export of rubber;
to advise the Central Government with regard to participation
in any international conference or scheme relating
to submit to the Central Government and such other
authorities as may be prescribed half yearly reports
on its activities and the working of Act, and
to prepare and furnish such other reports relating
to the rubber industry as may be required by the Central
Government from time to time.
Horticulture Board was set up by the Government of
India in 1984 as an autonomous society under the Societies
Registration Act 1860 with its Headquarters at Gurgaon,
Haryana with the mandate to promote integrated development
of horticulture, to help in coordinating, stimulating
and sustaining the production and post-harvest management
of fruits and vegetables and other horticultural crops.
NHB has the following mandates:
To develop high quality horticultural farms in identified
belts and make such areas vibrant with horticultural
activity which in turn will act as hub for developing
To develop post-harvest management infrastructure
To Strengthen Market Information System and horticulture
To Assist R&D programmes to develop products suited
for specific varieties with improved methods and horticulture
To Provide training and education to farmers and processing
industry personnel for improving agronomic practices
and new technologies and
To Promote consumption of fruits/vegetables in fresh,
processed form etc.
NHB has network of 33 regional offices located through
the entire length and breadth of the country to promote
horticulture in the country. The initiatives of the
Board have helped in developing infrastructure for
Government of India established the Directorate of
Cocoa, Arecanut & Spices Development at Calicut,
Kerala with effect from 01.04.1966 as one of the subordinate
office of the Ministry of Agriculture (Department
of Agriculture & Cooperation). The Directorate
has the mandate to formulate appropriate development
schemes on spices, medicinal & aromatic plants
and arecanut at the national level. These schemes
are implemented through State Governments, Agricultural
Universities, ICAR Institutes as well as through Regional
Research Laboratories under CSIR and monitored by
the Directorate. This Directorate also collect, compile
and publish data on area, production, price trends,
export and import of arecanut and spices in addition
to keeping in liaison with research and development
agencies at the State and Central levels. Through
the efforts of Directorate there has been unprecedented
increase in production and quality of these products
Board India, under the Ministry of Commerce, helps
to implement the Government's regulations and policies.
Acting as a facilitator for the development of the
tea industry in India, the Board promotes tea research
and exports of tea worldwide, collects and disseminates
statistical data as well as encourages labour welfare
programmes among a host of other activities all aimed
at ensuring the health and vibrancy of the world's
largest producer of tea.Tea Board India is headed
by the Chairman, appointed by the Government of India.
It was established in 1953 by an Act of Parliament,
and headquartered at Calcutta.
The Coconut Development Board, established in 1981
has a mandate for integrated development of coconut
industry in the country through promoting production,
processing, marketing and product diversification
of coconut. The functions of the Board are: adopting
measures for the development of coconut industry,
recommending measures for improving marketing of coconut
and its products, imparting technical advice to those
engaged in coconut cultivation and industry, provide
financial and other assistance for expansion of area
improving productivity and product diversification,
compile statistics on coconut, undertake publicity
and publication activities etc. Encouraging adoption
of modern technologies for processing of coconut and
its product, recommending measures for regulating
imports and exports for coconut and its products,
fixing grades, specifications and standards for coconut
and its products also falls under its ambit.
Board has its Headquarters at Kochi, Kerala, with
three regional offices at Bangalore, Patna and Chennai
and six state centres at Hyderabad, Calcutta, Guwahati,
Agartala, Bhubaneswar and Port Blair. In addition,
Nine Demonstration cum Seed Production Farms has also
been established in the States of Kerala, Karnataka,
Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, Bihar, Tripura and
Madhya Pradesh. The Board has been implementing various
development programmes for the last 19 years. Efforts
of the Board have been rewarding in terms of increased
production and productivity and also for diversification
of products. The Board is publishing journal in 5
languages and has established information system.
Spices Board India (Ministry of Commerce, Government
of India) is the apex body for the export promotion
of Indian Spices. Established in 1987, the Board is
the catalyst of these dramatic transitions. The Board
has been with the Indian Spice industry every step
of the way. The Board plays a far-reaching and influential
role as a developmental, regulatory and promotional
agency for Indian Spices
Directorate of Cashew nut Development came into being
with effect from 01.04.1966 at Cochin as subordinate
office of the Union Ministry of Agriculture with primary
objective of development of cashew nut in the country.
Development of cocoa was transferred to this Directorate
during 1998. The Directorate of Cashew nut and Cocoa
Development is responsible for formulation and coordination
of schemes programmes for development of cashewnut
& cocoa in the country. The Directorate maintains
close liaison with the State Governments and other
State level agencies in the course of development.
Directorate conducts comprehensive studies on various
aspects of cashew nut & cocoa development including
production, prices, marketing and other related problems.
It has been instrumental in dissemination of technical
information and research findings of practical value
through publications. Institute of Directorate has
helped in adoption of improved technology for production
and availability of assured quality planting material.
The Directorate also publishes its journal regularly.
was the first public sector organization, established
in 1963, and remained virtually the only agency for
seed production for around 13 years. Its role extended
to several developmental programmes including training,
quality control and extension activities in seeds.
Working since 1963, under the control of the Ministry
of Agriculture of Government of India. It undertakes
production, processing and marketing of agricultural
seeds. It's product range include cereals, pulses,
oilseed, fodder, fiber and vegetable crops. NSC pioneered
the development of Indian Seed Industry on scientific
lines with its involvement in the formulation of seed
certification standards. Its seeds are evaluated for
quality standards by independent seed certification
agencies besides internal quality checks and laboratory
tests in its own ISTA accredited Seed Testing Laboratory.
Indian seed industry constitutes of this national
level organization and seeds corporation in different
states of India. Corporation has equity participation
in the state seeds corporations to enable uniformity
of approach in meeting the national aspirations. To
meet its business obligations and also to maintain
gradient to ensure flow of technological advancements,
the corporation maintains a motivated team of educated
and experienced staff. Corporation runs regular training
courses to refresh the knowledge of seedsmen from
India as well as Abroad. It also maintains a Consultancy
wing to render services in all the facets of seed
development. NSC rendered such services to the state
seeds corporations and agricultural universities in
the establishment of seed processing plants, stores
and seed testing laboratories.
With its Head Office at Delhi, 11 Regional Offices
in the state capitals and over 80 area offices located
throughout the country, NSC is well placed to take
advantage of the best agro climatic conditions for
seed production programme to meet any kind of supply
Grain Campaign under the direct supervision and control
of Department of Public Distribution, Ministry Consumer
Affairs and Public Distribution is prorogating the
knowledge of scientific storage of food grains amongst
farmers including farm women through its 17 field
offices situated in different parts of the country
viz. Ahmedabad, Banglore, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal Calcutta,
Chennai Chandigarh Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad,
Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Raipur ,Thiruvanantapuram,
main objectives of the SGC are to educate, motivate
and persuade the farmers and others to adopt measures
at farm level to minimise the food grain losses through
training, demonstration & publicity.
functions of the Campaign are as under:
impart training to the farmers, traders and extension
officials at the block level on the practical aspects
of storage and preservation of food grains.
popularise scientific techniques of storage amongst
farmers etc., through demonstrations and wide publicity
and to develop selected villages to serve as model
arrange facilities for farmers for purchase of improve
types of storage structures; and
maintain liaison with State Governments and to arrange
steady supply of storage structures and pesticides
to the users.
ultimate aim of the above programme is to help in
the reduction of avoidable losses to foodgrains in
storage, as to make available more foodgrains for
Kerala Land Development Corporation Limited (KLDC)
was incorporated by the Government of Kerala during
1972, with a view to promote, undertake and execute
land development and allied schemes in Kerala, for
the integral development of Agriculture and vested
with certain powers, as per the special powers act
5 of 1974; as amended by Act 15 of 1977. Since incorporation,
Kerala Land Development Corporation Limited is acting
as an agency for the effective implementation of various
projects to alleviate the problems of poor farmers
and paddy cultivators, especially in the low lying
and water logged areas of the state like Kole Lands,
Kari land, Kuttanadu stretches in Thrissur, Alappuzha
and Kottayam Districts.
Its authorized capital is Rs. 10 crores and paid up
capital is Rs. 705.40 lakhs fully paid (Rs.671.40
lakhs by the Government of Kerala and Rs. 34.00 lakhs
by the Central Governments).
Its main aims and objectives are to promote, undertake
and execute schemes in Kerala for land development,
flood control, dewatering, irrigation, construction
of godowns and other schemes and infrastructural work
for development of agriculture and allied activities.
Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), popularly
called milma was established in April, 1980 with its
Head Office at Thiruvananthapuram for the successful
implementation of the Operation Flood ( a dairy programme
launched in 1970 under the aegis of National Dairy
name milma represents:-
primary milk co-operative societies
lakhs (0.524 million) farmer members
Regional Co-operative Milk Producers' Union
Dairies capable of handling 9.90 lakhs liters of milk
Milk Chilling Centres
Cattle Feed Plants with cumulative capacity of 500MT
Milk Powder Plant of 10MT per day capacity
well-established Training Centre
18,000 people working either directly or indirectly
for the functioning of milma
channelise marketable surplus milk from the rural
areas to urban deficit areas to maximize the returns
to the producer and provide quality milk and milk
products to the consumers.
carryout activities for promoting Production, Procurement,
Processing and Marketing of milk and milk products
for economic development of the farming community.
build up a viable dairy industry in the State.
provide constant market and stable price to the dairy
farmers for their produce.
functioning from 1975 based on the recommendation
of National commission on Agriculture. The Board collects
information related to land use, conducts survey and
prepares projects for better land use.
State Remote Sensing & Environment Centre is an
body of the Kerala State Land Use Board for carrying
out research studies and training programs in areas
of application Remote Sensing and GIs for natural
resource development. The department is having State
of Art GIs and Remote Sensing facilities.
State Poultry Development Corporation Ltd. is a fully
Government owned company of the State of Kerala, established
in the year 1989, with the cardinal objective of promotion
and development of poultry sector in the state. Following
are the major objectives of the Corporation, focused
to establish a self-sufficient state on production
and supply of eggs and meat of all types of avian
Providing adequate inputs such as commercial layer
and broiler chicks, feed, equipments, medicines, vaccines
etc to the farmers at reasonable prices.
Organising poultry farmers and provide them with infrastructure
facilities for marketing of their products such as
egg, meat etc
Providing extensive technical support to the farmers.
Augmenting internal production of egg and meat so
as to stabilize their price in the state.
Providing employment opportunities for the unemployed
and underemployed youths by encouraging them to take
up poultry farming as an enterprising proposition.
Promoting consumption of poultry meat and egg so as
to improve health of the subjects of Kerala.
Promoting poultry based industries in the State of
Kerala Livestock Development Board Ltd. a fully Government
owned company, was formed in 1976
The main objectives of the Board are:
provide inputs required for cattle breeding in line
with the breeding policy of the state
provide inputs required for fodder production at
farmer's places to reduce the cost of milk production.
conduct applied research in the field of livestock
breeding and fodder production.
offer training courses in animal husbandry and fodder
of Malabari goats through the supply of selected
breeding stock and popularisation of Boer goats
through supply of semen and breeding stock.
and supply of good quality piglets for breeding
fulfill these objectives, the Board established breeding
farms, training centres, etc. The breeding programme
was first launched in the cattle breeding centre at
Mattupatti under the aegis of the Indo Swiss Project
Kerala. The results and achievements, after proper
evaluation, were put to wider application throughout
Kerala in a phased programme with a view to enhance
the milk production . Frozen semen technology was
introduced by the Board for the time in India in 1965
and was perfected for large scale application under
Board was the first agency in India to start a sire
evaluation programme for crossbred bulls under field
conditions as early as 1977. A computerised data processing
system to monitor the programme was established in
1983. Fodder developments programme was given due
importance in economic milk production from the very
beginning. The Board could identify a number of fodder
varieties suitable for the different agroclimatic
conditions and propagate it. The production of seeds
of the selected varieties of tropical grasses and
legumes is taken up in a large scale by the Board
with the participation of farmers. Realising the need
for training and retraining of the various categories
of personnel engaged in the operation of a cattle
breeding programme, the Board organised short duration
''learning by doing'' training courses from 1975 onwards.
Now the two training centres at Mattupatti and Dhoni
are fully booked year round. The activities of the
Board are backed up by Research and Development (R
and D) programme. This includes applied research in
animal management, animal breeding, frozen semen technology,
reproductive management selection of suitable fodder
species, seed production technology, management of
information system, etc
to the existing AI and breeding programme of crossbred
cattle of Kerala, the work of Multiple Ovulation of
Embryo Transfer (MOET) has been initiated by the Board
during 1990. MOET technology is continued in the Board
farms with the intention of producing superior bull
calves as well as supplying embryos for field embryo
transfer programme by the Animal Husbandry Department.
is an apex institution, accredited with all matters
concerning policy, planning and operations in the
field of credit for agriculture and other economic
activities in rural areas in India
NABARD is established as a development Bank, in terms
of the Preamble of the Act, "for providing and regulating
Credit and other facilities for the promotion and
development of agriculture, small scale industries,
cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other
rural crafts and other allied economic activities
in rural areas with a view to promoting integrated
rural development and securing prosperity of rural
areas and for matters connected therewith or incidental
NABARD took over the functions of the erstwhile Agricultural
Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit
Cell (RPCC) of RBI and Agricultural Refinance and
Development Corporation (ARDC). Its subscribed and
paid-up Capital was Rs.100 crore which was enhanced
to Rs. 500 crore, contributed by the Government Of
India and RBI in equal proportions. It is now enhanced
to Rs. 2000 crore.
(i) Serves as an apex refinancing agency for the institutions
providing investment and production credit for promoting
the various developmental activities in rural areas;
(ii) Takes measures towards institution building for
improving absorptive capacity of the credit delivery
system, including monitoring, formulation of rehabilitation
schemes, restructuring of credit institutions, training
of personnel. (iii) Co-ordinates the rural financing
activities of all institutions engaged in developmental
work at the field level and maintains liaison with
Government of India, State Governments, Reserve Bank
of India (RBI) and other national level institutions
concerned with policy formulation; and (iv) undertakes
monitoring and evaluation of projects refinanced by
NABARD's refinance is available to State Land Development
Banks (SLDBs), State Co-operative Banks (SCBs), Regional
Rural Banks (RRBs), Commercial Banks (CBs) and other
financial institutions approved by RBI. While the
ultimate beneficiaries of investment credit can be
individuals, partnership concerns, companies, State-owned
corporations or co-operative societies, production
credit is generally given to individuals. NABARD operates
throughout the country through its 28 Regional Offices
and one Sub-office, located in the capitals of all
the states/union territories.It has 320 District Offices
across the country and one special Cell at Srinagar.
It also has 5 training establishments.
General Manager, Corporation Building Annexe, Vikas
Bhavan, P.O. Palayam, P.B. No. 6505, Thiruvananthapuram
- 695 003. Tel: 0471 - 2323846, 2323529, 2323590 Fax:
0471 - 2324358 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
is the Apex Co-operative Federation of coconut farmers
under Government of Kerala and is the largest producer
of coconut oil in India. KERAFED's coconut oil complex
at Karunagapally in Kollam district is one of the
biggest such units in India, with a capacity of 200
Tons per day and Naduvannur coconut complex in Kozhikode
district have an installed capacity of 30 TPD and
proposed to have Product Diversification project to
manufacture coconut cream, desiccated coconut, activated
produces "KERA" Brand of coconut oil from
copra of the finest quality, directly procured from
coconut growers in Kerala - the land of coconuts.
The copra thus procured is processed using the most
modern technology. In the selection and processing
of copra, KERAFED employs strict quality control measures
to ensure product superiority and purity. A unique
two stage filtering process is employed by KERAFED
to retain the original aroma and flavour of coconut
oil for a long period.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is known for
its quality, purity, longer shelf life and reasonable
price. Its quality is conformity with the grade specifications
laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide IS:542-1968.
Certificate of Authorisation to grade "KERA"
coconut oil under AGMARK has also been obtained. "KERA"
is available in HDPE bottles of 100 ml, 200 ml and
500 ml; PET bottles of 1000 ml, 500 ml and polythene
pouches of 500 ml and 1000 ml. The raw materials used
for these packing are of virgin / food grade, approved
by CFTRI, Mysore / other Government approved agencies.
Secondary packing is done using 3/5 ply-corrugated
cartons, as per specifications.
of Kerafed's Projects
To reduce edible oil imports;
To provide an impulse effect on internal production
To develop the agricultural potential of Kerala State
To strengthen the co-operative movement
To secure the marketing of coconut and its by-products,
thereby assuring economic prices to the growers;
Thus to increase the income of 29 lakh farmers' families
and create employment opportunities is the industrial
Components of the Projects
Strengthening 900 Primary Agricultural Cooperative
Societies (PACS) with 3, 000 members each on average
(27 lakh members).
Extension activities and supply of inputs.
Strengthening the coconut seed production programme
Training of PACS staff
Supply of testing and weighing equipment
Organising a Commodity Growers' Federation at the
Establishing requisite copra drying and storage facilities
at PACS level;
Establishing three processing plants, each with a
capacity of 200 tons per day (TPD) of copra (60,000
tonnes copra per annum per plant). A 200 T.P.D. copra
cake solvent extaction plant and a 30 T.P.D. (6,000
tonnes per year crude coconut oil) vegetable oil refinery
would also be set up.
Identifying product diversification possibilities
viz. desiccated coconut, activated carbon, coconut
milk / cream, etc. and formulating programme having
Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium has been set
up to catalyse agro-industrial growth and assist in
undertaking employment generation programmes and promote
the growth and diversification of agriculture and
agro-based industries by organising technology transfer
through training and extension, by sponsoring specific
research projects and technology demonstration.
Jyothi, Fort, Trivandrum
Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Limited was incorporated
in 1968 under the Companies Act, 1956 as a Government
Company with equity participation of the Central Government
and the State Government of Kerala. The authorized
share capital of the Corporation is Rs.5.00 crore.
The paid up capital of the Corporation was Rs.4.74
crore at the end of 1997-98. The Central Government's
share in the paid up capital is Rs.1.696 crores i.e.
about 35.77% of the total paid capital of the Corporation.
The main objectives of the Corporation are
(i) Manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery,
improved implements and tools.
(ii) Enabling persons engaged in agricultural and
allied pursuits to own the means of modernising their
operations or alternatively making available necessary
custom services for this purpose.
(iii) Undertaking and assisting in the efficient distribution
of inputs for agriculture.
(iv) Promotion and execution of industries having
a bearing on production, preservation and supply of
(v) Providing technical guidance to farmers and persons
concerned with agro-industries with a view to enabling
efficient conduct of their enterprises.
Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd., Government of Kerala
Undertaking was formed with the intention of manufacturing
Power Tiller operated by Diesel Engine. The company
came into existence in Athani in Ernakulam District
in 1973 when it started assembling Power Tillers under
Technical Collaboration from M/s. Kubota Ltd., Japan.
The product is now made in India and is suitably designed
to meet the Indian conditions. There are more than
1.5 lakh of KAMCO Power Tillers operating in various
States in India.
Corporation of India Ltd. has been associated with
KAMCO for about 25 years and transports material to
all parts of the country. The machines have to move
direct to the concerned destinations in the same truck.
It is here that TCI plays a major role in the movement
of the machine and also ensures availability of spare
parts with all the dealers. An endorsement of excellent
service from TCI has come by way of certificate of
appreciation from KAMCO. Mr Sarvjeet Shukla (Controlling
Manager - Ernakulam) is managing the relationship
and keeping a watchful eye on service level for the
Kubota Combine Harvester and KAMCO Kukje Paddy Transplanter
are the latest introduction in the country from KAMCO.
The Transplanter takes away the burden of dreary manual
labour of transplanting the seedlings thus taking
away the human fatigue in the transplanting operation.
has got 4 Assembling Units located at Athani and Kalamassery
in Ernakulam District, Kanjikoade in Palakkad District
and Mala in Thrissur District of Kerala State. Provides
direct employment to approx. 600 persons in its various
will be endeavor of TCI to continuously enhance operational
efficiency and value add it's services to strengthen
the professional bond with KAMCO.
and Fruit Promotion Council, Keralam (VFPCK) is a
company registered under section 25 of Indian Companies
Act. VFPCK, which has organically evolved from the
Kerala Horticulture Development Programme (KHDP)-
a joint Venture of Govt of Kerala and European Union,
is one of the most successful Agricultural Development
Projects in India.
in 1993, KHDP has already made a name for itself as
a farmer friendly project, that responds to new and
emerging challenges in the horticulture field. KHDP
had evolved replicable models of agricultural extension,
technology dissemination, participatory credit whole
sale and retail marketing of fruits and vegetables,
group approach for problem solving etc. which were
appreciated by European Union and Govt. of India.
autonomous sustainable company, VFPCK will give a
legal identity to the ongoing activities set in motion
by KHDP. It is the first organisation it's kind in
India, where farmers have the majority of control
and yet are actively supported by Government and Service
Institutions. It is also the first company, which
promotes agricultural extension as a focus of its
business. The company will act as a Centre of Excellence
for fruit and vegetable sector and will make efforts
to sustain qualitative improvement of the scenario
with the efficient and effective use of qualified
State Sericulture Co-operative Federation Limited
(SERIFED) was formed in December 1994 for developing
sericulture industry in the State on a massive scale.
SERIFED provides technical guidance; financial aid
(subsidies) etc. to mulberry farmers and in turn,
collected cocoons from them
Regional Agro Industrial Development Co-operative
of Kerala Ltd was established in the state of Kerala
is the first federal type of agro-industrial society
in Kerala with institutional and individual members.
The institutional members are mainly Primary Service
Co-op. Banks and Societies in the State. Besides membership
is open to Central and State Governments.
society is managed by a 14 member Board of Directors.
10 Directors elected from among Institutional members
and 2 Directors from among the individual members.
The President of the Kannur District Co-op. Bank is
Ex-Officio member of the Board.
Board is a statutory body established by the Government
of India under a legislation enacted by the Parliament
namely Coir Industry Act 1953 (45 of 1953) for the
promotion and development of Coir Industry in India
as a whole.
main functions of the Board as laid down in Section
10 of the Coir Industry Act are given below:
It shall be the duty of the Board to promote by such
measures as it thinks fit the development, under the
control of the Central Government, of the Coir Industry.
Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions
of Sub Section (l) the measures referred to therein
may relate to:
Promoting exports of coir yarn and coir products and
carrying on propaganda for that purpose;
Regulating under the supervision of the Central Government
the production of husks, coir yarn and coir products
by registering coir spindles and looms for manufacturing
coir products as also manufacturers of coir products,
licensing exporters of coir yarn and coir products
and taking such other appropriate steps as may be
Undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific,
technological and economic research and maintaining
and assisting in the maintenance of one or more research
Collecting statistics from manufacturers of, and dealers
in, coir products and from such other persons as may
be prescribed, on any matter relating to the coir
industry, the publication of statistics so collected
or portions thereof or extracts there from;
Fixing grade standards and arranging when necessary
for inspection of coir fibre, coir yarn and coir products;
Improving the marketing of coconut husk, coir fibre,
coir yarn and coir products in India and elsewhere
and preventing unfair competition;
Setting up or assisting in the setting up of factories
for the producers of coir products with the aid of
Ensuring remunerative returns to producers of husks,
coir fibre and coir yarn and manufacturers of coir
Licensing of retting places and warehouses and otherwise
regulating the stocking and sale of coir fibre, coir
yarn and coir products both for the internal market
and for exports;
Advising on all matters relating to the development
of the coir industry;
· The Board shall perform its functions under
this section in accordance with, and subject to such
rules as may be made by the Central Government.
Stands for the Agricultural and processed Food Products
Export Development Authority. APEDA is an autonomous
organization attached to the Ministry of Commerce
of the Government of India. The main function of APEDA
is to build links between Indian producers and the
global markets. APEDA undertakes the briefing of potential
sources on government policy and producers, along
with providing referred services and suggesting suitable
partners for joint ventures besides arranging buyer-seller
Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products
Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No.13 of 1972).
The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statute
is comprehensive - covering fisheries of all kinds,
increasing exports, specifying standards, processing,
marketing, extension and training in various aspects
of the industry.
Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC) was
established by the Government of India in the year
1955, with the active cooperation of the cashew industry
with the object of promoting exports of cashew kernels
and cashew nut shell liquid from India. By its very
set up, the Council provides the necessary institutional
frame-work for performing the different functions
that serve to intensify and promote exports of cashew
kernels and cashew nut shell liquid. The Council provides
the necessary liaison for bringing together foreign
importers with member exporters of cashew kernels.
The inquiries received from the foreign importers
are circulated amongst Council members. The Council
also extends its good offices in settling complaints
amicably in the matter of exports/imports either on
account of quality and /or variation in fulfillment
of contractual obligations