ALAPPUZHA: K C Venugopal MP inaugurated the project of Mannanchery grama panchayat to plant 1,000 coconut saplings at Ponnadu ward as part of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) here on Monday.

A forum consisting of Scientists has been appointed to diagnose diseases affecting coconut cultivation in the country and recommend remedial measures with special focus on a disease affecting coconut palms in the South, the Plantation Industries Ministry said.

Hyderabad, June 28 Coconut Development Board is working on blending coconut oil with some specified vegetable oils to make it more acceptable as a cooking medium, according to Ms Minnie Mathew, Chairman, Coconut Development Board.

Once, Bibile was famous for the goodness of 'Peni Dodam,' or oranges, just as apple-like big pears for Nuwaraeliya prior to the 1978 hurricane. Would the fate of gleaming red or yellow Rambutan in Malwana be similar?

Thousands of families in the Southern province depending on the coir industry have lost their livelihood due to the shortage of coconut husks.

They said the fragmentation of coconut estates as housing blocks and tsunami sites has resulted in this state of affairs and that the devastation caused by the tsunami further aggravated the situation.

The Coconut Cultivation Board has made arrangements to distribute 1.4 million coconut saplings among farmers who own small coconut lands that are under ten acres.

This is done to strengthen and develop the coconut industry in Sri Lanka."

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WASHINGTON: Researchers at Baylor University have developed a new way to transform coconut husks into automotive interiors.

They say that it is possible to make trunk liners, floorboards and car-door interior covers using fibres from the outer husks of coconuts, replacing the synthetic polyester fibres typically used in composite materials.

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State plans 100-acre coconut farm in Thrissur.