News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

July 29, 2003

Kerala Facing 'Acute Shortage' of Coir

News from Kerala, the Indian region known as the "Land of Coconuts":

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala, known as land of coconut, is planning to import coconut fibres from Sri Lanka in order to save the crisis-ridden coir industry.

Replying to questions, Agriculture Minister K R Gauri Amma told the state Assembly that the present crisis in the coir industry was not due to the piling up of stock, but due to the acute shortage of raw materials.

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Posted by brian at July 29, 2003 08:44 PM