The scheme intends to undertake in house R&D activities as well as outsourcing R&D required to improve the coir sector as a whole to enhance productivity in the sector. Bringing innovation in mechanization/technologies, creation of diversified coir products with high value addition, development of product designs, hiring professionals/technical experts and grants to educational institutions/universities for carrying out research activities, improving infrastructural facilities and meeting project based expenses of NCRMI. Emphasis on issue based R&D, focusing process improvement in the extraction of fibre, pollution free retting,
modernization of production infrastructure, new product/process development, product diversification etc.
An amount of `714.00 lakh is provided for the scheme in the budget 2020-21 for the above activities.