"Hello Naariyal" FoCT Call Centre to Aid Coconut Farmers

On 13th Nov, the Coconut Development Board inaugurated the "Hello Naariyal" Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT) call centre, aimed at assisting coconut farmers in harvesting and plant management practices.

Key Points

  • Extended Services: While functioning from Kochi, the Hello Naariyal call centre will benefit coconut growers in Kerala and extend its services to traditional coconut-growing states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka through respective Unit Offices.
  • FoCT Registration: A total of 1924 Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT) individuals have registered for the call center, providing services at the Block Grama Panchayat level for various coconut cultivation activities.
  • Comprehensive Services: FoCTs offer services related to coconut tree climbing, plant protection, harvesting, seed nut procurement, nursery management, and more at the district level.
  • Objective: The call centre aims to enhance coconut sector activities by connecting FoCT palm climbers with coconut farmers, producer organizations, entrepreneurs, and agriculture officials.