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27-May-2016

The Coir Board has outlined plans to double revenue from the export of coir products to about Rs. 4,000 crore in three years.

In 2015-16, India exported 752,020 tonnes of coir products valued at Rs. 1,901.62 crore, registering a 20 per cent rise in quantity and 70 per cent increase in value terms from a year ago.

Coir Board chairman, C P Radhakrishnan said coir pith, coir geotextiles and coir mat will be the products the sector will be focusing on to boost the export and domestic sales.

“After recording an export of 408,897 tonnes, coir pith has notched up the top position in terms of quality with a share of 54 per cent. Other products like tufted mat, coir geotextiles, handloom mattings, powerloom mat and coir rugs and carpets showed rising trend in export”, Radhakrishnan said.  

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