Coir Board is Statutory body established by the Government of India under a Registration enacted by Parliament Viz., Coir Industry, 1953 Act (45 of 1953) for the promotion and Development Coir Industry in India as a whole.  The Coir Board is headed by Chairman and assisted by  Secretary and members of Coir Board.

The Coir Board functions under Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Union Government in NewDelhi controlled by the Secretary MSME, Regional Office, Coir Board, Pollachi is a functioning under Coir Board and controlls development activities in the State of TamilNadu, Pandichery and Andaman Nichobar Islands.

The Regional Office Pollachi serving the states in Development of Coir Industry.  The entrepreneur Development Training  are organised Programme for Women in spinning of Coir yarn and Products.  The Regional Office identifies Coir units for extending  financial supports and also for the Market Development.  In corordination with the State Govt. of Tamilnadu, Pandichery, Andaman Nicobar islands extension development activities, various researches are implemented for the benefits of the entrepreneurs.  The regional Office, Pollachi is having a testing lab for Pith and Coir products to meet the needs of  quality products production and catering to the benefit of Coir units. 




                        The Coir Industry has to its credit a tradition and heritage of centuries.  But Development of Coir Industry in India begin in an organised way only in 1959.  Ever since this humble beginning, coir products have been improving in quality, quantity and variety.  For historical reasons, cultivation of coconuts and extraction of coir fibre and its further processing have taken deep roots in the State of Kerala.  The rapid expansion of coconut cultivation in non – traditional areas increase the production of coconut and the industry has also developed gradually in the states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andrapradesh & Orissia.  Coir Industry in India is one of the important rural industries.  It provides source of income to above 5 lakhs artisans in rural areas.  Women constitute 80 % of the work force in coir Industry. 

                        The significance of Coir Industry arises primarily from the fact that a large no. of people from the economically weaker sections of the society depends on this Industry.  At the current level of production of the Coir, the industry utilises about 25% of the annual lead of coconut husk production.  Therefore, there exists vast potential for stepping up of production of coir in India.  The increased utilisation of coconut husk abundantly  available in the coconut growing states of India provides scope for development of fibre procession sector and there by augmenting rural employment.

 Coir Industry in India consists of two Distinct segments viz.,

  1. WHITE FIBRE- Extracted from retted husk is spun into coir yarn for further processing into finished products like doormats, mattings, carpets etc., for export and internal consumption.
  1. BROWN FIBRE- Including bristle and mattress  fibre – extracted from unretted coconut husk is utlised for Internal consumption for stuffing upholstery, manufacture of curled coir for rubberisation in the rubberised coir manufacturing  industry and also for export.  Brown fibre is also used for producing ropes and products like yarn, boom etc.,


                    Coir has come a long way from the ancient uses which it as put, to  the present.  It still used for agricultural and domestic purposes.  But it has also become an article of using modern life whether as garden article, as bags for the tea leaves, for vine sand hopes as brush mats at the door steps, as long wearing carpets in the corridors of the Bungalow veranda, as tastefully planned floor coverings in the drawing room or as the runner on the staircase, as geo-fabric for controlling landslide or soil erosion, for protection of embankments, railway and canals.

                  Coir is 100 % natural, moth proof, fungi resistant.  It is biodegradable, eco-environment friendly.  It provides excellent insulation against heat and has good sound modulating characteristic. It is flame retardant and not quickly affected by moisture dampness. it is resilient and has excellent brushing qualities. Coir can be dyed in different shades to yield attractive floor furnishings in appealing designs. The above inherent characteristics have placed coir in a dominant position over synthetic floor furnishings. 


                        Coir Board was estabilished under the provisions of Coir Industry Act,1953. Thw Coir Board started functioning with its Head Quarters at Ernakulam in Kerala with effect from July 1954. Subsequently the Board has opened Research Centres at Alleppey in Kerala and Bangalore in Karnataka, Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karanataka, Vishakapattinam in Andhra Pradesh and Pollachi in Tamilnadu and National Level Training Centre at Kalavoor, Alleppey, Kerala. Training is also imparted in all coconut growing states as per requirement of the state Governments. There are showrooms and sales Depots in Major cities all over India, selling quality Coir products.

                        The Principal functions of the Board are to encourage Research & Development(R&D), Domestic market development, Training , welfare and promotion of exports. The Coir Board is entrusted with the responsibility of modernizing production infrastructure, motivating and guiding entrepreneurs exporters, monitoring sand reviewing the export performance in the coir sector etc., Coir Board is responsible for the over all development of the Coir Industry in India.


            The Coir Board implements the following important Schemes.

  1. Modernisation of Extraction and porcessing of Coir Fibre.
  2. Development of Coir Machineries.
  3. Product development and diversification
  4. Extension service
  5. Training
  6. Quality improvement
  7. Mahila Coir Yojana
  8. Welfare Measurtes
  9. Domestic Market Promotion
  10. Export Market Promotion
  11. Trade Information service, information Technology and strengthening
  12. Development of Production Infrastructure
  13. Economic Market Research
  14. Co-operativation


For more Information Contact Coir Board Website:
1. Regional Office
    No.5 Venkatesa Colony,
    Alagappa Layout, Pollachi 642 001
    Phone : , 227665,
    Fax : 227665

2. Coir Board, P.B.No.1752,
    Cochin, Kerala state -682016
    Phone: 0484-2351807
    Fax:  0484-2370034

1. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI)

          It was formed in 1983 as Autonomous Institution sponsored by Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), Industrial Finance Corporation of India(IFCI), Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India(ICICI) and State Bank of India with the active support of Government of Gujarat.It is located at Ahmedabad. It is committed to education, Research and training.

2. National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training(NISIET)

          It was estabilished in 1962 to  assist in Promotion and Modernisation of small Industries. It is an autonomous society of Govt. of India. It is located at Yousufguda, Hyderabad. It  imparts trtaining  to the Officers of Small Industry Development Organisation of Govt. of India, state Directorates of Industries in India and the services are extended to Banks, Industrialists  and Industries Associations.

3. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business  Development      

          It was estabilished  in 1983 by the Governtment of India for promoting Entrepreneurship Development. It is located at NSIC-PDTC campus, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi.

4. National Science and Technology Enterepreneurship Development Board

          It was formed by the Department of Science and Technology. It is located at Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. It mainly concentrates on entrepreneurship development programmes.  It has also launched a pilot project  namely “Open learning in entrepreneurship development training programme”  for the Engineering graduated and for the youth.

5. TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre


                   The  Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory Body created by  an Act of Parliament(No.61 of 1956 and as amended  by an Act No. 12 of 1987). It was established in April, 1957. It took over work of former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board.

It is working under the administrative control of Minstry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), Government of India.

                   The Broad objectives that the KVIC has set before it are:

  1. Social objective of providing employment
  2. Economic objective of producing saleable articles
  3. wider objective of creating self-reliance among the people and building up a strong rural community sprit.


  1. Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme

                Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is a Centrally sponsored scheme launched in the year 2008 by merging the two schemes “Prime Minister  Rozgar Yojana Scheme” implemented  through District Industries Centre and “Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP)” implemented  through Khadi and Village Industries Commission. It is one of the Credit linked Subsidy scheme. The main objective of the scheme is Generation of more number of Employment through Self Employment to unemployment.

The Main Objectives of the Scheme are

    1. To generate Employment in Rural and Urban areas
    2. To develop Entrepreneurial Skill among the Unemployed youth
    3. To achieve the goal of rural Industrialization
  1. Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries(SFURTI)

Under this Scheme , Khadi, Village and Coir Industry Clusters are encouraged.

For more information, visit the websites :

Contact Address:

1. The Chief Executive officer,
    Khadi & Village Industries Commission
    Kuralagam, Chennai-600108
    Phone: 044-25340761           Fax :  044-25340481

2. The Director,
    Khadi & Village Industries Commission
    326, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Gopalapuram,
    Phone: 044-28351019           Fax :  044-28351697


           (A Government of India Enterprise)


National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), an ISO 9001 Certified company (A Government of India Enterprise), since its establishment  in 1955, has been working to fulfill its mission of promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of Small Scale Industries in the entire country.

NSIC operates through 8 Zonal offices supported by 30 Branch Office and 26  sub-offices for cluster development and 8 Technical Services and Extension centres backed up by more than 500 professional spread across the country.

For meeting the challenges of growth and competition, NSIC has repositioned its strategies for managing globalization effectively its new strategy is supporting Small and Medium Enterprises in technology, Finance and Marketing.

NSIC registration for Government supplies, performance and credit rating, product exports, raw material assistance and informatory services.

Schemes for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

1. Marketing Support Facilities

  • Single Point Registration  for participation in  Government Purchase(GP)


  • Tender Marketing –MSME’s have the option to avail financial assistance under this scheme from NSIC.
  • Informatory Services – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises  are provided  with vital information on their business technology, finance through electronic media. Tender alerts are made available through e –mail for easy and early access. Web portals provided on NSIC web page for advertising of products.

2. Financial  support  Facilities  

  1. Raw Material Assistance (RMA)
  2. Bill  Discounting  Scheme

3. Business  Promotion  Support   Facilities
      i)Performance and Credit Rating Scheme
      ii)Term loan Facilitation through Loan Syndication

  1. Export Policy Facilitation Through ECGC Tie up
  2. Trade Fairs, Exhibitions  and Delegation

For  more information of each scheme,  visit NSIC Website:


Tamilnadu Small Industries Development  Corporation Limited (TANSIDCO) is an undertaking of the Government of Tamilnadu, incorporated in the year 1970 with the specific objective of playing a catalytic  role in the promotion and development of Micro and  Small Enterprises and hastening the industrial dispersal throughout Tamilnadu.

Initially Government of Tamilnadu  was developing the Industrial Estates through the Department of Industries And Commerce and controlled by the District Industries Centres. Then the Government of Taminadu have launched a specialized agency for developing industrial estates with proper infrastructure facilities and providing an impetus for industrial growth.

TANSIDCO was formed to aid, assist , finance, protect and promote the interests of small or any other  industry in Tamilnadu.

Activities of TANSIDCO

  1. Development of industrial Estates with all infrastructure facilities and allotment of work sheds and developed plots
  1. Distribution Raw materials
  2. Marketing Assistance
  3. Export Assistance
  4. guidance to Entrepreneurs

Facilities provided in Industrial Estate

                   TANSIDCO develops and maintains industrial Estates in potential growth centre with necessary infrastructure and provides the following facilities to the enterepreneurs for setting up of Industries.

  1. work sheds of standard sizes ranging from 600 sq.ft. to 4000 sq.ft
  2. Developed Plots of various sizes ranging from 0.150 to 1.000 acre and above
  3. Tiny plots measuring 5 cents to 15 cemnts for the benefit of Micro Enterprises
  4. Multistoried RCC work sheds, Modules of sizes 500 sq.ft. and 1000 sq.ft at Guindy, Chennai for Electronics, Garments and light Engineering Industrial units.

Industrial Estates

                   TANSIDCO has developed 43 Industrial Estates and also manages 35 Government Industrial Estates on agency terms. In the 78 Industrial Estates of TANSIDCO in the state. So far 4933 plots have been developed and 4242 sheds constructed. Further, 1841 tiny sheds with sizes 200 sq.ft. to 600 sq.ft. have also been constructed

Allotment Procedure:

Sheds and Developed Plots are allotted to the Entrepreneurs under different schemes to suit the needs of the Entrepreneur on priority basis.

For more details, visit TANSIDCO website:

For Ramanathapuram District
The Branch Manager, SIDCO Industrial Estate,
Thondi Road, Sivagangai-630561 
Phone: 04575-240636,

Head Office
TANSIDCO Corporate Office,
Tamilnadu Small Industries Development  Corporation Limited,
Near SIDCO Electronics Complex, Thiru  Vi ka  Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai-600032
Phone: 044-22501210, 22501422, 22501461, 22500073,
Fax    : 044-22500792


TANSTIA-FNF service  centre is located at Thiru vi ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai . It provides an advisory Services to Small Industries and  for the Entrepreneurs with effect from 1st  January, 2005.

It provides consultancy services to the needy entrepreneurs in identifying a viable Project, Preparing of Project Report and  assistance for setting up of an Industry.

                   For more information, visit  TANSTIA – FNF SERVICE CENTRE
website :


To Contact:
                   Thiru vi ka Industrial Estate,
                   Guindy, Chennai-600032
                   Phone: 044-22348451, 22330207,
                   Fax    : 044-222349860

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