Celebration of world coconut day at Coconut centres of AICRP on Palms


The World coconut day was celebrated at Coconut centres of AICRP on Palms, with various functions like interactive discussions among scientists, entrepreneurs, farmers, exhibition, distribution of seedlings at Coconut Research Stations, Aliyarnagar and Veppankulam (Tamil Nadu), HRS, Arsikere (Karnataka), HRS, Ambajipeta (A.P.) Mondouri (West Bengal), Kahikuchi (Assam), Navsari (Gujarat) and Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh).

At Aliyarnagar function was presided by Dr. M. Mariappan, Dean, HC&RI,Coimbatore, Dr. H.P. Maheswarappa, PC (Palms), Er. Madhuramakrishnan, Organic farmer, Mr. O.V.R. Somasundaram, Progressive farmer, Mr. C.M. Kamaraj, Managing Director, Sakthi Coir Exports (P) Ltd.  An interactive session was held in which coconut farmers and scientists had face-to-face interactions and queries of coconut farmers were addressed. On this occasion exhibition with regard to showcasing the developed technologies in coconut was also arranged and around 200 farmers attended the function.