Coir Board has been awarded “Gold Medal” for best display and demonstration under category of public sector undertakings, Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Boards, Nationalized Banks, in the India International Trade Fair 2014, which concluded in New Delhi.
Mr. Mahesh Sharma Minister for Tourism & Culture, presented the award to Coir Board and Mr JK Shukla, Manager of Coir Board received the award in the presence of Mr Rajiv Kher, Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Mrs. Rita Menon, CMD of India Trade Promotion Origination.
Coir Board is a statutory body under the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India for the overall development of coir industry. In the Coir Board Pavilion, a wide range of coir products in attractive designs were displayed besides diversified products like coir geotextiles, coir pith products, coir wood in different forms were also on display. The Coir Board Pavilion which was inaugurated by Shri. Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME attracted large crowd including foreign visitors to the IITF.