2 September 2019



World Coconut Day was celebrated at ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod; Regional Station, Kayamkulam; and Research Centre, Kahikuchi on 2 September 2019 with various programmes.

At Kasaragod, a district level seminar on 'Scientific cultivation and processing technologies in coconut' was conducted in which over 100 farmers representing coconut producer Societies/Federations/ Company were participated.  The seminar was organized by ICAR-KVK, Kasaragod with the financial assistance from Coconut Development Board, Kochi. Shri A. A. Jaleel, President, Mogral Puthur Grama Panchayat was the Chief Guest of the programme. Dr. K. Muralidharan, Director In charge, ICAR-CPCRI presided over the function. The publication entitled "Thengu Krishireethikal" in Malayalam was released during the occasion. Dr. C. Thamban, Dr. P.S. Prathibha, Dr. A.C.Mathew, and Dr. Shameena Beegum handled classes. Dr. T. S. Manojkumar, Head, KVK proposed vote of thanks.

At ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam on a “grand powder carpet (kolam)” highlighting the ecological significance of coconut and commemorating the theme on “Coconut for Family Wellness” was made by a group of 20 women farmer-trainees from Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu.  Later,  Dr. S. Kalavathi, Dr. S. Indhuja, and Dr. A. Joseph Rajkumar handled classes.

At Research Cente Kahikuchi, the farmer’s training programme was inaugurated by Dr D.N Kalita, Programme Co-Ordinator, KVK, Kamrup, Assam Agricultural University.  Mr. Munindra Das, GVS, NGO, Kamrup was the guest of Honour. Dr Alpana Das, Scientist in Charge, Dr Anok Uchoi, and Dr L.S. Singh, took classes.  Thirty seven farmers attended the prgoramme.

The Institute also participated in the World Coconut Day celebrations organized by Coconut Development Boaard, Kochi at Bhubaneswar and the Kerala Agricultural University at Vellanikkara, Thrissur.  

Dr. Anitha Karun, Act. Director participated in the national level programme at Bhubaneswar.  Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India inaugurated the programme.

Dr.V.Krishnakumar, Acting Head, ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam explaining about the high yielding coconut varieties and hybrids to Sri V.S Sunilkumar, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Sri P. Sreeramakrishnan, Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly during their visit to CPCRI stall.

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