Govt Projects to Boost Coconut Production in KeralaThursday, October 25, 2018
The State government of Kerala has come up with several projects to improve coconut production in the state by expanding the farming area according to Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar, reported in The Hindu on October 15. The farming area will be expanded from eight lakh hectares to 10 lakh hectares. The manufacture of value-added products from coconut would also be improved under the Coconut Mission project, the Minister said after the launch of the Kera Gramam project at Perumanna grama panchayat (village council) in Kozhikode.
The Kera Gramam project is being implement by the Perumanna panchayat (village) through the Department of Agriculture for the comprehensive development of coconut farmers. The 50-lakh project aims at improved production in coconut farms in the panchayat. The State government will set up 79 Kera Gramams this year in 30,000 hectares of farming area. Cheruvannur, Nochad, Balussery, Nanmanda, Kattippara, Valayam, Velam, Kayakkodi, Moodadi, Chorode and Unnikulam are the other grama panchayats in Kozhikode that are implementing the project.