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National Award of the Coconut Development Board

Coconut Development Board has instituted National Awards under the following categories for promoting excellence in coconut farming, product development, diversification, quality improvement, export and marketing.

1. The Best Coconut Farmer:

(a) National level,

(b) South West Region, and

(c) East-North East Region.

2. The Best Coconut Processor:

(a) Conventional Coconut Products and

(b) Non-Conventional Coconut Products.

3. The Best Research Worker:

(a) Product Development / New Applications and uses for Coconut / nutritional & biochemical findings.

(b) Machinery / Equipment Development

4. The Master Craftsman manufacturing Coconut based handicrafts:

(a) Large scale category

(b) Small scale category

5. The Best Exporter of Coconut Products:

(Category A) Turnover above Rs.10 crore/year.

(Category B) Turnover upto Rs.10 crore/year.

6. The Best Extension Worker in the field of Coconut Development.

7. The Best Co-operative Society / NGO in the field of coconut development.

8. The Best Palm Climber:

(a) Climber using traditional methods

(b) Climber using non traditional methods and

(c) Coconut climbers under FoCT programme of the Board.

9.The Best Coconut Producer Society (CPS): (Two prizes) and

10. The Best Coconut Processing Unit Managed by Women.


Applicants are requested to download the Guidelines and application Form.


Download Guidelines - English                        Download Guidelines - Hindi

                                             Download Application Form


The last date of receipt of filled-in applications for the 'Best Coconut Farmer' and 'Best Coconut Processor' award is 10th September 2013 and for all other categories is 20.07.2013.




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