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Coir Vikas Yojana- Coir Industry Technology Upgradation Scheme

Coir Industry
Technology Upgradation
Application Process
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Frequently Asked Questions
The scheme “Coir Industry Technology Upgradation Scheme (CITUS)” is a component of the “Coir Vikas Yojana” and the scheme was launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India. The objectives of this component are:
  • To provide modern infrastructure facilities to the production units resulting in improvement of productivity and quality.
  • To support the establishment of new 'State-of-the-Art' Coir Processing Units.
  • To spread the industry to potential areas.
  • To promote enhanced utilization of available raw materials.
  • To create more employment opportunities, especially for women in rural areas.
  • To attract new generation entrepreneurs to the industry.
  • To modernize the existing coir units.
  • To promote the development and installation of information technology including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
  • To support the production of high-value customer-oriented products.
  • To make the Coir Industry integrated and competitive with modern technologies.
  • To facilitate the adoption of eco-friendly production techniques.
  • To achieve the target of a pollution-free coir industry with technological advancements.
Nodal Agency:
Coir Board, Kochi, will be the Nodal Agency for the implementation of CITUS. The component will be implemented through the Regional/Sub-regional offices of the Coir Board. Technical interventions, wherever necessary, will be provided by Central Coir Research Institute (CCRI), Kalavoor, and Central Institute of Coir Technology (CICT), Bangalore, and other institutes engaged in the development and promotion of the coir industry.
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