Coir Board of India

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Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India
Government of India
The Government of India, officially known as the Union Government, and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 28 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India...

 under a legislation enacted by the Parliament namely 'Coir Industry Act 1953 (45 of 1953)' for the promotion and development of Coir
Coir
Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses etc. Technically coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir are in upholstery...

 Industry in India.

It is based in in Ernakulam and Alappuzha. The Head Office of the Coir Board is at Ernakulam and the Reasearh cum Training Office is at Kalavoor, Alappuzha. Coir Industry is one of the traditional industry in India which still at its high. COir Board is having Regional Offices at different parts of India where there is coir industry. Board works for the promotion, research, education and training of the coir
Coir
Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses etc. Technically coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir are in upholstery...

 industry. The board functions under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises , a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India...

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The Coir Board has worked actively to support the International Year of Natural Fibres
International Year of Natural Fibres
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibres, as well as the International Year of Astronomy.The proposal for this international year originated in FAO at a joint meeting of the Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres and the Intergovernmental Group...

2009.

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