Kerala targets Rs 1,000 crore from coir geotextiles
Kerala has targeted a business of Rs 1000 crore from coir geotetiles through its aggressive marketing across the country in the next few years. Kerala finanance minister Thomas Issac said he hopes to train around 100 engineering graduates in the dynamics of geo textiles and send them across the country as brand ambassadors to market the product. ``They will act as startups for geo textiles and the government will provide all support to them, he said on the side lines of international coir meet called Coir Kerala being held in Alappuzha The government is banking on coir geo textiles to pull the aging coir industry in the state out of the woods and to regain its lost glory. `` We expect to get Rs 100 crore order for geo textiles from together from all the local panchayats under Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee scheme (MGNREGS), he said.