Kochi:2/9/22:Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the Regional office of the Coconut Development Board at Junagadh in Gujarat today on the occasion of World Coconut Day. Mr. Tomar also virtually inaugurated the World Coconut Day celebration at Kochi in Kerala.
Addressing the coconut farmers, the Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to enhance agricultural productivity in the country and increase the income of the farmers. He added that India is among the leading coconut-producing countries in the world and in terms of productivity of coconut cultivation, India is positioned at number one in the world.
Mr. Tomar said, the Regional Office will give a major boost to coconut production in the state. He also urged farmers to adopt scientific methods and the latest technology to increase the yield. The Regional Office will also provide monetary assistance to the coconut farmers.
State Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel and Member of Parliament Rajesh Chudasama were present on the occasion.
Junagadh, Gir Somnath, and Porbandar districts are the major centers of coconut production in the state. Coconut is grown in an area of nearly 25,000 hectares in the state.