The Pilot project of replanting and rejuvenation of coconut in three districts of Kerala at a total cost of over rs 2000 crore will be formally launched by Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at Thrissur on Dec 6.
The scheme, being jointly implemented by Coconut Development Board and state department of Agriculture, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Thrissur districts, will be launched by the minister at Kerala Agriculture University, Vellanikkara.
Minister of state for Agriculture, K V Thomas, will preside a PIB press release said.
The replanting and rejuvenation programme aims at the removal of all senile and disease affected palms, replanting with quality planting material and rejuvenation of coconut gardens by adopting proper management practises. The project's total cost in kerala will be rs 2260.86 crore with a central subsidy component of rs 474 crore.