1. PM Modi assures assistance for development of coir industry

PM Modi assures assistance for development of coir industry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured all possible assistance for the development of coir industry in the country.

By: | Coimbatore | Published: July 21, 2016 7:42 PM
The prime minister assured necessary assistance to the coir industry during a meeting with Coir Board Chairman C P Radhakrishnan in New Delhi early today. (PTI) The prime minister assured necessary assistance to the coir industry during a meeting with Coir Board Chairman C P Radhakrishnan in New Delhi early today. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured all possible assistance for the development of coir industry in the country.

Appreciating the active participation of stakeholders from coir-producing states, especially Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in the India International Coir Fair 2016, and the efforts of the Coir Board to promote the four-day fair which recently concluded here, the prime minister assured necessary assistance to the coir industry during a meeting with Coir Board Chairman C P Radhakrishnan in New Delhi early today.

Radhakrishnan apprised Modi of the current scenario of the industry in the country and stressed the need for a paradigm shift in the advancement of technology in the industry, a release from the board said.

The chairman also presented a portrait of the prime minister, made out of a coir mat, as a memento to him.

The piece of work made by Travancore Cocotuft, a leading coir exporter at Cherthala in Kerala, had attracted lakhs of people who visited the fair, it said.

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