Under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the Coconut Board of India has implemented many programs to develop the coconut industry in the country. Some of the schemes include production and distribution of quality planting material, expansion of area under cultivation, technology demonstration and improvement, replanting and rejuvenation, support exporters for participating in international events, training for market promotion of export specific products, developing market for coconut products globally by creating opportunities, etc. Other schemes such as Coconut Palm Insurance Mission and Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme help protect the farmers from natural calamities and losses.
Technology Mission on Coconut (TMoC)
The mission is initiated to converge and synergize all the efforts through vertical and horizontal integration of existing programs and address the problems and bridge the gaps through appropriate schemes in mission mode to ensure adequate, appropriate, timely and concurrent action to make coconut farming competitive and ensures reasonable returns for the farmers.
The key components of this mission are to develop and adopt technologies for managing insect pests and disease affected coconut gardens, processing and product diversification, market research and promotion. It also entails financial assistance to entrepreneurs/farmers for setting up of coconut-based industries (other than coir-based industries), increase focus on research and development, post-harvest processing, product diversification, value addition and management of pest and diseases.