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CDB approves projects worth Rs.12.76 cr

news.webindia123.com    6/21/2016 3:30:00 PM    ReadCount:566

The Coconut Development Board (CDB) has approved 18 projects with an outlay of Rs. 12.76 crore and financial assistance of Rs 2.75 crore with annual processing capacity of 493 lakh coconuts and 3300 MT production of shell charcoal.
The approval was accorded at thes 48th meeting of the Project Approval Committee (PAC) on Technology Mission on Coconut (TMOC) held on June 15 according to a release issued by CDB here today. The meeting was chaired by CDB Chairman Dr A K Singh,.
 
The CDB Institute of Technology, South Vazhakulam, Aluva, Kerala had developed four flavours of 'Flavored Coconut Milk, a 'Ready to Drink Juice' in lab scale. For pilot testing of the product, PAC has sanctioned Rs 52.20 lakh, it said adding that under the sub component 'Processing and Product Diversification', five projects for Desiccated Coconut Powder for processing 300 lakh nuts per year, 3 Virgin Coconut Oil units for processing 105 lakh nuts per year, one Coconut based foods unit with a capacity to process 2 lakh nuts per year, 2 Copra Dryer units with processing capacity of 60 lakh coconuts per year, 4 Ball copra making units with processing capacity of 26 lakh coconuts per year and 2 Shell Charcoal units with a capacity for produce 3300 MT Shell Charcoal per year were sanctioned.
 
In Kerala, One Virgin Coconut Oil processing unit with a capacity to process 5,000 nuts per day, one Coconut based food unit for processing 600 coconut per day, two Desiccated Coconut Powder making units with a capacity to process 30,000 nuts per day and 2 copra dryer units with a capacity to process 20,000 coconuts per day were sanctioned, it added.
 
In Karnataka, two Desiccated Coconut Powder processing units with a capacity to process 45,000 nuts per day were sanctioned, while in Tamil Nadu, one Desiccated Coconut Powder processing unit with a capacity to process 25,000 nuts per day, 2 Virgin Coconut Oil units for processing 30,000 coconut per day and one Coconut Shell Charcoal manufacturing unit to produce 10 MT Shell Charcoal per day were sanctioned.
 
The other approvals were given in Maharashtra with one Coconut Shell Charcoal manufacturing unit to produce one MT Shell charcoal per day was sanctioned and in Andhra Pradesh, 4 Ball Copra making units with a capacity to process 26 lakh coconuts per year were sanctioned, it added.UNI XR/CGV CNR RSS1445