CPCRI making efforts to achieve Aatmanirbhar Krishi vision, says Director

The Kasaragod-based mostly Central Plantation Crops Analysis Institute (CPCRI) has initiated different programmes to realize the eyesight of ‘Aatmanirbhar Krishi’, according to Anita Karun, Director (Acting) of CPCRI.

Inaugurating a virtual teaching programme on ‘Enterprise diversification in coconut sector’ for stakeholders from Karnataka, she claimed that the institute has declared outreach programmes to convey technologies for begin-ups in the coconut sector.

Natural recycling, farming

Natural recycling and organic and natural farming are the vital parts of ‘Aatmanirbhar Krishi’, she claimed, introducing the institute has been doing work in these locations also.

Vermi-composting of coconut leaves, urea-totally free compost from coir pit, and composting of tender coconut husk are some of the parts in organic and natural recycling. CPCRI is the frontrunner in producing organic and natural farming methods, primarily for the regulate of coconut pests and diseases, she claimed.

The institute is also raising the planting product production at the institute as nicely as by farmers’ groups.

Processing protocols

CPCRI has turn into effective in producing processing protocols for virgin coconut oil, coconut chips, palm sugar merchandise from coconut drinking water, ‘kalpa rasa’ (an unfermented energy drink from coconut inflorescence), and many others., she claimed.

The institute has licenced technologies for planting product production, bio-fertilisers and bio-regulate agents. Over 250 business people have signed MoUs with CPCRI for the technology know-how so far, she claimed.

Hybrid coconut

Stating that CPCRI is the initially institute to establish coconut hybrid in the environment, Karun claimed the institute has introduced 21 substantial-yielding varieties till now. This consists of 6 hybrid varieties that are able of giving two-three situations more yield than the area varieties.

The institute is progressing steadily in the area of coconut tissue tradition. It has by now transferred its arecanut tissue tradition protocol to a Tamil Nadu-based mostly non-public firm, she added.

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