Last Updated : 14 June 2024

1. Production and Distribution of Quality Planting Materials Back to Top

The objective of the programme is to enhance the production and supply of good quality planting materials through following component programmes.

(i) Establishment of Demonstration cum-Seed Production Farms

Establishment of Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms in different parts of the country for creating infrastructure facilities for production of quality planting materials besides demonstrating the scientific coconut cultivation to various stake holders in those regions. The Board has so far established 11 DSP Farms in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal in a total area of 362 ha. Budget support of Rs.27 lakh for maintenance of these farms and Rs.25 lakh in the first year of a new farm are extended annually for meeting farm operational expenses.

(ii) Establishment of Regional Coconut Nurseries

This scheme is implemented with the objective of supplementing the coconut nursery programmes of the State Governments. The State Govt. will procure quality seednuts and raise Nursery with existing infrastructure facility available with the Department. The Staff component and infrastructure facility for establishing the nursery are entirely to be borne by the State Govt. From the year 2022-23, assistance is also extended to SAU/KVK and other PSUs. 50% of the operational expenditure will be extended by the Board as Board’s share @ Rs.16/- per seedling.

(iii) Establishment of Nucleus Coconut Seed Garden

The scheme is implemented to establish nucleus seed garden of selected cultivars in the Govt./ Quasi Govt. and private sector to meet the future demand of quality coconut seedlings. Individual farmers, Cooperative Societies, NGOs, KVKs and other Government/ Quasi Government organizations having suitable land to establish the seed garden are eligible for availing financial assistance under this programme. Financial assistance @ 25% of the total expenditure incurred limited to a maximum of Rs.6.00 lakh will be extended by the Board for maximum of 4 ha over a period of 3 years. A detailed project showing the item of expenditure proposed for various fixed maintenance cost of the unit will be prepared by the beneficiary in consultation with the officers of the Board and furnished along with the application for availing assistance under this scheme.

          Link for application form - Nucleaus Coconut Seed Garden

(iv) Establishment of Small Coconut Nurseries

The scheme is implemented to encourage private sector and other agencies in seedlings production by providing financial assistance for establishing coconut nurseries. Financial assistance is limited to 25% of the project cost or Rs.2 lakh, whichever is less, per unit of 0.4 ha (100% of the cost of seed nut and transport, maintenance of the nursery and other infrastructure facilities, etc.) with a production capacity of 25,000 certified seedlings per annum. Minimum subsidy of Rs.50,000/ for unit of 0.10 ha with production capacity of 6,250 seedlings per year is also considered. The area requirements and production capacity in respect of North and Northeastern region is 12.5 cents for production of 3125 seedlings with an eligible financial assistance of Rs.25000/- The eligible subsidy is released in two installments.

          Link for application form - Small Coconut Nursery

          Seed Garden List of Tamil Nadu

2. Expansion of Area under Coconut Back to Top

Under the Scheme ‘Expansion of area under coconut’, the financial assistance to a tune of Rs.6500 to 15000 per ha is extended depending on variety / location, for planting coconut seedlings in new area, with a view to increase the area under coconut and production. The subsidy is extended for a maximum of 4 ha per beneficiary, in two equal annual installments, as detailed below.

Cost norms   
Pattern of assistance   
a)    Normal area   
Tall varieties   
25%   of cost for a maximum of 4 ha per beneficiary, in two equal installments.   
Hybrid varieties   
Dwarf varieties   
b)    Hilly & Scheduled areas   
Tall varieties   
Rs.55,000 / ha   
25%   of cost for a maximum of 4 ha per beneficiary, in two equal installments.   
Hybrid varieties   
Rs.55,000 / ha   
Dwarf varieties   
Rs.60,000 / ha   

As per the operational guidelines of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Govt. of India, Hilly Areas include those areas covered under Hill Area Development Programme and Western Ghat Development Programme. Scheduled Areas include those areas notified by Govt. of India and State Governments.

Link for Operational Guidelines - Expansion of Area under Coconut

Link for application forms

3. Integrated farming in coconut holdings for productivity improvement Back to Top

The objective of the programme is to improve production and productivity of the coconut holdings through an integrated approach and thereby increasing the net income from unit holdings with the following component programmes. The scheme components ‘Laying out of Demonstration Plots’ and ‘Establishment of Organic manure Units’ under ‘Integrated Farming’ is being implemented in Public Sector Farms.

i) Laying out of demonstration plots

Under this financial assistance is limited to Rs.35,000/- per ha in two annual installments depending on the activities undertaken in the coconut gardens with a view to demonstrate the possibility of improving the productivity and income through Integrated Farming, with all possible convergence with other suitable schemes, which in turn may create visible impact in the farming community.

Link for application forms

ii) Establishment of Organic Manure Unit

Under this scheme, financial assistance is extended to popularize the use of organic manure in coconut holdings in Public Sector. The pattern of assistance has been worked out @ Rs.40,000/- average per unit.

Vermicompost units: Maximum assistance is Rs.60,000/- towards 100% of the cost for unit of size 1200 cubic ft (dimension of tank 60ft x 8ft x 2.5 ft or two units of 30 ft x 8ft x 2.5ft ) with production capacity of 80 tons per year in 4 cycles and of permanent structure and to be administered on pro-rata basis. Smaller units are also promoted and the minimum volume shall be 150 cubic feet (dimension of tank15ft x 5ft x 2 ft) with production capacity of 10 tons/ year in 4 cycles and financial assistance may be reduced accordingly.

Coir pith compost units with Concrete floor of size 5m x 3m each (40 units maximum) with a capacity to produce 80 tons/ year are also eligible for subsidy to a maximum of Rs.60,000/- under this scheme. Financial assistance is also extended upto minimum 5 floors of size 5m x 3m each with a capacity of 10 tons/ year, on pro-rata basis.

Roof of convenient sizes also required for both the above types of organic manure units.

Link for application form - Organic Manure Unit

Link for Operational Guidelines - Laying out of demonstration plots and Organic Manure Unit

4. Technology Demonstration/ Quality Testing Laboratory Back to Top

The scheme is implemented by two establishments of the Board viz., CIT, Aluva, Kerala and Regional Office, Guhwahati, Assam. The CDB Institute of Technology (CIT) at Aluva, Ernakulam District in Kerala is continuously engaged in develop and standardize new value added coconut products and to demonstrate the same to entrepreneurs. It also houses the Quality Testing Laboratory (QTL) and Pilot Testing Plant integrating technology, entrepreneurship and quality management. CIT offers various services and training programmes to Individuals, Farmers’ Collectives /SHGs/Women groups, private entrepreneurs and Vocational Higher Secondary, UG & PG students (Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Engineering/ Agriculture).

Link for details on training programmes in CIT, Aluva

A fullfledged NABL accredited Quality Testing Laboratory (QTL) is operating at the Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the disciplines of chemical and biological analysis. The laboratory is equipped with advanced analytical instruments and modern facilities as per NABL requirements to carry out chemical/ microbiological tests of coconut based products, other food products and fertilizers.

Link for Analytical Charges for Chemical and Microbiological Parameters in CIT, Aluva

Training programmes on 4-day ‘Preparation of coconut based convenient foods’ is also being organized by Board’s Regional Office located at Guwahati, Assam.

5. Marketing, Market Intelligent Services, Statistics and Strengthening of Export Promotion Council Back to Top

The Board undertakes market promotion activities for the development of the coconut sector in the country. The major activities comprise of Market Promotion, Market Intelligence, Market Research, Market Development, facilitating Farmers’ Collectives and performing the responsibilities of Export Promotion Council and other enabling policies. The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has notified Coconut Development Board as an Export Promotion Council (EPC) for all coconut products other than those made from coconut husk and fiber, on 1st April 2009 vide Public Notice No.169 (RE-2008)/2004-2009. CDB issues Registration cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) from the Export Promotion Council (which is mandatory for exporters) to enable exporters to avail various benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy viz., Remissions of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) and duty neutralization schemes of the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. CDB as EPC provides services such as securing benefits under different incentive schemes for products from the coconut sector, facilitating participation of exports from coconut sector in International Trade Fairs, disseminating important trade information, providing commercially useful information and assistance to exporters in developing and increasing their exports, organizing seminar, conference and buyer seller meet, Exporter Excellence Award etc. Financial assistance for establishment of Procurement Centres by Farmers Collectives in coconut sector, scheme for Skilled Manpower Development for Processing, Assistance to entrepreneurs/ Coconut Producer Companies to participate in domestic trade fairs/ exhibitions, , Assistance for Quality Certification, etc. are also extended under the scheme. Support for setting up of Sales Outlets’ for coconut products and ‘Brand Building for coconut products’ are also extended under the scheme ‘Technology Mission on Coconut (TMoC)’.

Links for

Scheme for Skilled Manpower Development for Processing 

Assistance to entrepreneurs/ Coconut Producer Companies to participate in domestic trade fairs/ exhibitions  

Assistance for Quality Certification  

Infrastructure support for establishment of Procurement Centres by FPOs  

Assistance to exporters for participation in International Exhibitions/ Trade Fairs/ Buyer Seller Meets  

Infrastructure support for setting up of sales outlets or kiosks for value added coconut products

Guidelines of the component programme “Brand Building support” under Technology Mission on Coconut

Exporter Excellence Award

CDB Export Promotion Council

Financial Assistance for setting up of coconut points under TMoC

Brand Building support’ under TMoC

  •   Apply Registration cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) Online
  •   Application For Establishing Coconut Kiosk by CPS/CPF/CPC
  •   Coconut Producer Society (CPS) Model Byelaw & Application Form (English)
  •   Coconut Producer Federation (CPF) Model Byelaw (English) & Application Form
  •   Registration of Coconut Producer Companies (CPC) with CDB & Application Form
  •   CPS Renewal Application Form
  •   CPS Model Byelaw & Application Form (Malayalam)
  •   CPS Membership Application Form (Telugu)
  •   CPS Members Baseline Survey Form (Malayalam)
  • Collection, classification, compilation, analysis and interpretation of primary as well as secondary data pertaining to area and production of coconut, market price, import and export of coconut products, etc. and dissemination of information to farmer community in Board’s website as well as through Board's publications, etc. are also being undertaken regularly as part of Statistics related to coconut, apart from other statistical studies.

    6. Information and Information Technology Back to Top

    The Board organizes training & awareness programmes at Panchayat, block, district and national levels for farmers and other stakeholders on various topics related to coconut for enhancing awareness about the programmes of the Board. The Board is undertaking several programmes under Information & Information Technology with a view to disseminate information on various aspects of coconut cultivation and industry through publication in Board’s in-house periodical magazines in various languages viz, monthly (Englush & Malayalam), quarterly (Tamil, Kannada & Hindi) and biannual (Marathi & Telugu), various printe, electronic & social media, organizing/ participation in exhibitions & fairs at national & international levels, production & screening of promotional video films, documentation of success stories, etc. CDB has instituted the biennial scheme of National Awards in coconut cultivation, product development, product improvement, quality up gradation, product diversification, craftsmanship, extension activities, FPOs. The Board implements skill development programmes on ‘plant protection aspects on coconut including harvesting using palm climbing device’, ‘coconut based handicraft making’ and ‘neera technician’ for the benefit of the coconut community as a whole. The expenses including accommodation for these programmes are fully borne by the Board.

    The Board also maintains a well equipped Library, with IT support.

    Links for the details of the scheme & application forms:

    I.  Publications & Subscription for Magazines
    II. Skill development
          a) Friends of Coconut Tree Training Programme
          b) Neera Technician
          c) Handicraft training
    III. Details of Awareness programmes / Extension Activities
          a) Block/regional level Seminar / Webinar
          b) Farmers Field Day Programme
    IV. Exhibitions/ Fairs proforma
    V.   Scheme of National Award

    Modules - Seminars & Workshop for Promotion of Cultivation & Processing of Coconut

    7. Technical Service, Project Management including Infrastructure and Administration Back to Top

    The expenses towards the technical services, major infrastructure developments and establishment are met from this scheme.

    8. Technology Mission on Coconut Back to Top

    The Scheme Technology Mission on Coconut (TMOC) was sanctioned during the financial year 2001-02 with the objectives of (a) the development of new value added coconut products and by-products by research, bring these value added product to commercial production by assistance to promising entrepreneurs adopting these technologies, (b) providing assistance for the controlling of specific disease/pest in any specific area including development of technology for controlling of such diseases/pests to ensure undisrupted supply of raw materials to the coconut industry for the production of value added products and by-products (c) develop and promote market for such newly developed values added products and by-products including traditional products (ball copra, copra and oil) by research, surveys and brand promotion. The implementation of this scheme is on time bound project basis.

    •  TMoC scheme provides financial assistance to entrepreneurs/farmers for setting up of coconut based industries (other than coir based industries).
    •  TMoC scheme mainly focuses on Research and Development on Post-harvest Processing, Product diversification, Value addition and management of pest and diseases to support coconut cultivation and industry.
    •  Through this scheme, CDB provides assistance to Research institutes for development and demonstration of technologies in the fields of processing and product diversification & management of pest and diseases.

    Details of Technology Mission cov¬ering four major components are given below:-

    (1) Development of technologies for management of insect, pests and disease affected gardens:

    Scale of assistance    
    a) Development of technologies    
    100 % (Max. Rs. 50 lakh/ project )   
    for ICAR (CPCRI)/ SAU/ State Deptt. and   co-op. sector     
    50 % (Max. Rs.25 lakh/ project)    
    for NGO’s and other organizations    
    b) Demonstration of technologies    
    100 % (Max. Rs. 25 lakh/ project )   
    for ICAR (CPCRI)/ SAU/ State Dept. / Other PSU/ Regd. Co-op.   societies    
    50 % (Max. Rs.10 lakh/ project)    
    for individuals / group of farmers/ NGO’s,   private companies    
    c) Adoption of technologies    
    25% of cost of technology adoption   
    for group of farmers/NGO’s /other   organisations    
    How to use it?

    (2) Development of technologies for processing and product diversification:

    Scale of assistance    
    a) Development of technologies    
    100 % (Max. Rs.75 lakh/ project)   
    For Govt. institutions/ PSUs and co-op.   societies    
    75 % (Max. Rs.35 lakh/ project)   
    For NGOs, Individual entrepreneurs &   other research organizations    
    b) Acquisition, training,
       demonstration of technologies    
    100 % (Max. Rs.25 lakh/ project    
    For ICAR (CPCRI)/ SAU/ State Dept. / other   related PSUs/ registered    co-op. societies    
    50 % (Max. Rs.10 lakh/ project)   
    For Individual   entrepreneurs, NGO’s and other organizations   
    c) Adoption of technologies    
    25% (Max. Rs.50 lakh per project)    
    for group of farmers/ NGOs/ individual entrepreneurs/ other   organisations    
    33.3% (Max. Rs.50   lakh per project)    
    for SC/ST women farmers   
    50% (Max. Rs.50   lakh per project)    
    in case of high value agriculture in UTs of Andaman & Nicobar   Islands and Lakshadweep    

    (3) Market research and Promotion:

    Scale of   assistance    
    (a) Market   research    
    100 % (Max. Rs.25 lakh/   project)    
    For Govt. agencies &   Co-op. Societies    
    50 % (Max. Rs.12.50 lakh/   project)    
    For individuals, NGOs   &other organizations    
    (b) Market   Promotion - Brand building    
    100 % (Max. Rs.25 lakh/   project)   
    For Govt. agencies &   Co-op. Societies    
    50 % (Max. Rs.6 lakh/project)   
    For Federation   of CPSs (FPOs)    
    50 % (Max. Rs.15 lakh/ project)    
    for NGO’s   and private institutes    

    (4) Technical Support, External Evaluation and Emergent Requirement:-

    Support is extended on need basis as decided by the Project Approval Committee of TMOC.

    Link for detailed information on Technology Mission on Coconut(TMoC)

    9. Replanting and Rejuvenation of Coconut Gardens

    The main objective of the scheme is to enhance the productivity and production of coconut by removal of disease advanced, unproductive, old and senile palms, replanting with quality seedlings and rejuvenating the remaining palms through integrated package of practices.

    Financial assistance is extended under three components as below:

    Scheme components Scale of Assistance Remarks
    (i) Cutting and removal of all old, senile, unproductive and disease advanced palms Subsidy @ Rs.1000 per palm, subject to a maximum of Rs.32000/ha extended during the first year
    (ii) Replanting Subsidy of Rs.40/- per seedling subject to a maximum of Rs 4,000/ ha extended during the first year
    (iii) Rejuvenation of the existing coconut palms by integrated management Subsidy of Rs.17500 /ha extended in two annual installments of Rs.8750/- each.

    The scheme is implemented on project basis based on State specific problems through State Agri./ Hort. Department. The project shall clearly indicate the action plan and calendar of operation along with location, no. of palms to be removed, area to be rejuvenated and no. of seedlings to be replanted, etc. based on the baseline survey. The project is considered after issue of State Level Administrative Approval.

    Link for Operational Guidelines - Replanting and Rejuvenation Scheme

    Link for Baseline Survey format - Replanting and Rejuvenation Scheme

    10. Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme Back to Top

    Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) is being implemented with the objective of insuring coconut palms against natural calamities, climatic risks, pests, diseases and other perils. Under this scheme, all healthy nut bearing coconut palms in the age group from 4 years to 60 years in a contiguous area (Mono / mixed) can be insured against natural perils leading to death/ loss of palm /becoming unproductive. 50% of the premium is borne by the Board and balance is shared between the State Government and Farmers @ 25% each, as below.

    Age group of Palms   
    Premium (Rs.)   
    Board’s share (Rs.) (50%)   
    State Govt. Share (Rs.) (25%)   
    Farmer’s share (Rs.) (25%)   
    Sum Assured (Rs.)   
    4-15 years   
    16-60 years   

    Insurance is for individual palms and not area based. Partial insurance of plantation is not allowed. Minimum 5 healthy nut bearing palms is the criterion to come under the insurance scheme. The scheme is being implemented in all coconut growing States through Agriculture Insurance Company and implementing State Governments.

    Link for Operational guidelines - Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme

    11. Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme

    The Kera Suraksha Insurance scheme for Coconut Tree Climbers (CTC)/Neera Technicians/Coconut Harvesters is being implemented in association with The New India Assurance Company Ltd. The scheme is implemented in all coconut growing States. The sum assured revised under the policy is ₹5.00 lakhs against 24 hours accident related risk including death. Annual premium under the policy is ₹375/-, out of which Board’s share of premium is ₹281 and balance ₹94/- is the beneficiary’s share. Beneficiary has the option of paying his/her share of premium of ₹94/- through DD or online mode.

    Link for Operational Guidelines - Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme

    Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme - Application Form