Inauguaration of 'Kalparasa' outlet at Palakkad

 

Honorable former Chief Minister of Kerala Shri V.S.Achutanandan on November 11, 2014 inaugurated a Neera outlet of Palakkad Coconut Producers Company at Kanjikode in Palakkad district using the technology developed by CPCRI. It is the eighth such outlet in and around Palakkad by the company.  On this occasion he complimented the company for adopting the latest technology and making available farm fresh, hygienic and unfermented ‘Kalparasa’ in different parts of Kerala as a natural drink. He emphasized that it is not only reviving the coconut sector by improving the economy of small and marginal farmers but also create employment opportunity in  tapping ,marketing and preparation of value added products like Coconut honey,coconut sugar and coconut jaggery. He said that it is the best natural nutraceuticals. Dr. P. Chowdappa, Director CPCRI in his address stressed the usage of name ‘Kalparasa’ instead of Neera which is often confused as an alcoholic drink. As it is a nutritious health drink it will improve the nutritional security of the society particularly malnutrition of children. He said even if 10% of the total coconut plants are tapped either for the purpose of health drink or making sugar it would generate revenue to the tune of Rs 720 crores in addition to the production of nuts. Dr. Vinod Chairman PCPCL welcomed the gathering and complimented the institute for developing a simple technology for the collection of kalparasa. On this occasion large number of farmers, entrepreneurs, media persons participated in the function and also showed keen interest in the promotion of kalparasa.Other Events.



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