The Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Analysis Institute (CPCRI) has initiated many programmes to reach the eyesight of ‘Aatmanirbhar Krishi’, in accordance to Anita Karun, Director (in-demand) of CPCRI.
Inaugurating a digital schooling programme on ‘Enterprise diversification in coconut sector’ for stakeholders from Karnataka, she said that the institute has announced outreach programmes to bring technologies for commence-ups in the coconut sector.
Natural and organic recycling, farming
Natural and organic recycling and organic farming are the crucial parts of ‘Aatmanirbhar Krishi’, she said, adding the institute has been functioning in these spots also.
Vermi-composting of coconut leaves, urea-absolutely free compost from coir pit, and composting of tender coconut husk are some of the parts in organic recycling. CPCRI is the frontrunner in developing organic farming techniques, especially for the command of coconut pests and illnesses, she said.
The institute is also expanding the planting material generation at the institute as nicely as via farmers’ groups.
CPCRI has come to be profitable in developing processing protocols for virgin coconut oil, coconut chips, palm sugar products from coconut drinking water, ‘kalpa rasa’ (an unfermented strength consume from coconut inflorescence), and so forth., she said.
The institute has licenced technologies for planting material generation, bio-fertilisers and bio-command brokers. Around 250 business people have signed MoUs with CPCRI for the engineering know-how so significantly, she said.
Stating that CPCRI is the initially institute to create coconut hybrid in the environment, Karun said the institute has produced 21 substantial-yielding versions until now. This features six hybrid versions that are able of providing two-a few occasions more produce than the nearby versions.
The institute is progressing steadily in the region of coconut tissue tradition. It has now transferred its arecanut tissue tradition protocol to a Tamil Nadu-based private enterprise, she included.