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Sixth Phase - 2016-17

 

 
Sl.NoDistrict/UTTraining CenterNo.of traineesCourse Date
Week 42 (144)
1 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala CHANGATHIKKOOTTAM COCONUT PRODUCERS SOCIETY ,PALAYAMKUNNU P O 20 09/01/2017
2 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 09/01/2017
3 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 09/01/2017
4 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 44 07/01/2017
Week 41 (80)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 02/01/2017
2 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Vinayaga Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 02/01/2017
Week 40 (198)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 26/12/2016
2 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 38 27/12/2016
3 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 40 24/12/2016
4 Purba Medinipur West Bengal TAMRALIPTA GUCHHC SAMITY ,DAKSHIN NARIKELDA 40 24/12/2016
5 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Vinayaga Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 26/12/2016
Week 39 (294)
1 Nayagarh Orissa COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, STATE CENTRE ,Khurda District, Odisha 18 19/12/2016
2 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 40 19/12/2016
3 Kondagon Chhattisgarh DSP FARM KONDAGAON ,KONDAGAON 22 19/12/2016
4 Thanjavur Tamil Nadu East Coast Producer Company Limited ,Pattukottai 40 19/12/2016
5 Hooghly West Bengal Hooghly Krishi Vigyan Kendra BCKV Chinsurah ,Hooghly KVK 32 17/12/2016
6 Murshidabad West Bengal KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, MURSHIDABAD ,P.O-KALUKHALI 30 17/12/2016
7 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Udumalpet 40 19/12/2016
8 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 32 20/12/2016
9 Purba Medinipur West Bengal TAMRALIPTA GUCHHC SAMITY ,DAKSHIN NARIKELDA 40 22/12/2016
Week 38 (121)
1 Cooch Behar West Bengal COOCHBEHAR KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,UTTAR BANGA 30 10/12/2016
2 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 40 12/12/2016
3 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala GRAMEENA PATANA KENDRAM ,KARAKULAM 21 12/12/2016
4 Murshidabad West Bengal KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, MURSHIDABAD ,P.O-KALUKHALI 30 10/12/2016
Week 37 (211)
1 Nayagarh Orissa COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, STATE CENTRE ,Khurda District, Odisha 41 06/12/2016
2 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 40 05/12/2016
3 Kondagon Chhattisgarh DSP FARM KONDAGAON ,KONDAGAON 20 03/12/2016
4 Hooghly West Bengal Hooghly Krishi Vigyan Kendra BCKV Chinsurah ,Hooghly KVK 28 05/12/2016
5 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Udumalpet 40 05/12/2016
6 Marigaon Assam Regional Office Guwahati ,Guwahati 42 05/12/2016
Week 36 (215)
1 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala CHANGATHIKKOOTTAM COCONUT PRODUCERS SOCIETY ,PALAYAMKUNNU P O 20 28/11/2016
2 Nayagarh Orissa COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, STATE CENTRE ,Khurda District, Odisha 20 29/11/2016
3 Jalpaiguri West Bengal ICAR CENTRAL PLANTATION CROPE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ,MOHITNAGAR 20 28/11/2016
4 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Udumalpet 40 28/11/2016
5 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 35 28/11/2016
6 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 40 28/11/2016
7 Purba Medinipur West Bengal TAMRALIPTA GUCHHC SAMITY ,DAKSHIN NARIKELDA 40 28/11/2016
Week 35 (169)
1 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala CHANGATHIKKOOTTAM COCONUT PRODUCERS SOCIETY ,PALAYAMKUNNU P O 20 21/11/2016
2 Nayagarh Orissa COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, STATE CENTRE ,Khurda District, Odisha 44 21/11/2016
3 Cooch Behar West Bengal COOCHBEHAR KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,UTTAR BANGA 30 21/11/2016
4 Kondagon Chhattisgarh DSP FARM KONDAGAON ,KONDAGAON 20 19/11/2016
5 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala GRAMEENA PATANA KENDRAM ,KARAKULAM 15 21/11/2016
6 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 40 21/11/2016
Week 34 (57)
1 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 36 17/11/2016
2 Marigaon Assam Regional Office Guwahati ,Guwahati 21 15/11/2016
Week 33 (39)
1 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 39 07/11/2016
Week 32 (40)
1 Marigaon Assam Regional Office Guwahati ,Guwahati 40 31/10/2016
Week 31 (64)
1 Nayagarh Orissa COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, STATE CENTRE ,Khurda District, Odisha 24 24/10/2016
2 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 24/10/2016
Week 30 (82)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 17/10/2016
2 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 42 17/10/2016
Week 29 (40)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd ,Pollachi 40 10/10/2016
Week 27 (115)
1 Thanjavur Tamil Nadu East Coast Producer Company Limited ,Pattukottai 40 26/09/2016
2 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 36 29/09/2016
3 South 24 Parganas West Bengal RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA ,JAYNAGAR 39 26/09/2016
Week 26 (80)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 19/09/2016
2 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Vinayaga Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 19/09/2016
Week 25 (80)
1 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 12/09/2016
2 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Vinayaga Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Pollachi 40 12/09/2016
Week 24 (154)
1 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 40 05/09/2016
2 Howrah West Bengal Ramakrishna Mission Samaj Sevak Sikshan Mandir ,Howrah 34 08/09/2016
3 Marigaon Assam Regional Office Guwahati ,Guwahati 40 05/09/2016
4 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Udumalpet Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 05/09/2016
Week 23 (100)
1 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 20 29/08/2016
2 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 29/08/2016
3 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Udumalpet Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 29/08/2016
Week 22 (140)
1 Dindigul Tamil Nadu Dindigul Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Batlagundu 60 22/08/2016
2 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 22/08/2016
3 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Udumalpet Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 22/08/2016
Week 21 (40)
1 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Madathukulam Coconut Producer Company Limited ,Udumalpet 40 15/08/2016
Week 7 (40)
1 Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu Kanyakumari Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Nagercoil 20 12/05/2016
2 Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu Kanyakumari Coconut Producer Company Ltd. ,Nagercoil 20 12/05/2016
TOTAL 2503


 

FoCT details in Tamil

* Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT)

Coconut Tree climbers are a rarity these days in Kerala and other coconut growing states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Goa, with very few taking on the traditional profession. Coconut climbers are a very vital link in the production chain. The consistent supply of raw nuts for the market as well as for the processing sector can be ensured only by strict adherence to the regular harvesting schedule. In many areas, farmers are forced to seek help from migrant labourers, who charge exorbitant amounts, despite not being familiar with the art of coconut climbing. 'The scarcity of labour disrupts harvesting cycles thus causing loss of income to the growers. As against the general norm of harvesting cycles of 45-60 days, farmers are currently able to harvest only once in three to four months. Though the Coconut Development Board is training unemployed youth in palm climbing, there is a reluctance to enter this field because of the occupational risk and the arduous labour involved in climbing tall coconut trees. In the recent past there has been an array of coconut palm climbing devices developed by individuals, Research Institutions, Universities and NGO’s , which are claimed to be safe and easy to operate. But in spite of all the efforts taken in the recent past, there is still an acute shortage of trained coconut palm climbers for harvesting and plant protection activities. With a serious view to tackle this problem, the Board would be conducting a massive training program to train about 5000 underemployed youth in developing special skills and confidence in coconut palm climbing and plant protection activities for the benefit of the coconut community as a whole.


Objective:

  • To develop a professional group of youth under the banner of “Friends of Coconut Tree” for harvesting and plant protection operations in coconut
  • To impart training to a group of unemployed youth in developing technical skills, entrepreneurship capacity, leadership qualities and communication skills to address the needs of the coconut growers. 
  • To make them self reliant and instill confidence in undertaking the responsibility of “Friends of Coconut Tree”.
  • To tackle the problem of unavailability of coconut tree climbers for coconut farming and plant protection activities
  • Generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable growth of coconut sector and generate employment opportunities for the youth

Mode of implementation:

It is proposed to identify, train and handhold at least 5000 underemployed youth under the “Friends of Coconut Tree” covering 10 major coconut growing districts of the state of Kerala. The identification of youth can be carried out through Kudumbashree units under the concerned local bodies, Kera karshaka samithis, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, clusters, Coconut Producers societies (CPS), youth clubs under Nehru Yuva Kendras, Vikas Vahini Volunteer clubs of NABARD(VVV), Primary Agricultural Societies, Coconut Growers Cooperatives, NGOs and Self Help Groups of NGOs.

Criteria for selection: 
• Age group of 18-40 yrs 
• Preferably underemployed healthy individuals 
• Free from any disability 
• Minimum education up to seventh standard 
• Minimum of 30% of trainees to be women 
The training will be conducted in batches of a minimum of 20 for a week (6 days). The training will be 
residential and will include technical, managerial and practical sessions. 
Program Coverage 
1. Coconut climbing techniques 
2. Coconut harvesting operations and crown cleaning aspects 
3. Spraying and pest control operation 
4. Pollination and hybridization techniques 
5. Plant protection measures 
6. Identification of tender nut, mature coconut and seed nut 
7. Developing Leadership quality and communication skills 
8. Entrepreneurship development skills 
9. Thrift/ Savings management 

Address for communication: 
The Chairman 
Coconut Development Board 
Kera Bhavan, SRV High School Road, Kochi – 11 

 

 

 

 


 

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