Centre would soon announce a new coir policy and Cori-Vision 2020: Giriraj Singh

Vastavam web: With a view to maximise the potential in the coir sector, the Centre would soon announce a new coir policy and Cori-Vision 2020, Minister of State Giriraj Singh said here today.The Vision targeted export of coir products worth Rs 20,000 crore and domestic sale of Rs 40,000 crore by 2021-22, Singh, the Minister for (Independent charge) Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises told.An amount of Rs 1.16 crore has been made available during 2017-18 through Coir Board for modernisation of 179 coir units in the state, he said.

Common Facility Centres would be started in coir clusters through funds from Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries with a total cost of Rs 1.73 crore,he said, adding that of this amount, Rs 1.43 crore was a grant from the Centre.Singh said there are also plans to modernise coir showrooms in a phased manner.