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Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare celebrates World Coconut Day

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World Coconut Day 2021

World Coconut Day 2021: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) celebrated World Coconut Day on 2nd September 2021 to commemorate the foundation day of the International Coconut Community.

Note: International Coconut community is an inter-governmental organization of coconut-producing countries under the aegis of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UN-ESCAP.

  • The function was also addressed by the Ministers of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje and Kailash Choudhary and Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal.
  • The theme for the 23rd World Coconut Day celebrations for 2021 is Building a safe, inclusive resilient, and sustainable coconut community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

About World Coconut Day:

  • Every year, September 2, 2021, is observed as World Coconut Day.
  • This day is celebrated to emphasize and raise awareness about the importance as well as benefits of coconuts.
  • Coconut Development Board (CBD) celebrates Coconut Day every year to create increased awareness on the importance of coconut and focus national and international attention on the coconut sector.

History:

  • This day started in 2009, on the day when the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) was founded.

About APCC:

  • APCC is an intergovernmental organization that supervises and facilitates Asian-pacific states that produce coconuts.
  • The APCC is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Coconut production in India:

  • India currently is the third largest coconut producer with Indonesia at the top.
  • In India, states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Goa, West Bengal, etc. are the major producers of coconut.

About Coconut:

  • Coconut is one of the most loved and versatile fruits.
  • It belongs to the drupe family.
  • It is a fleshy fruit that has been planting in tropical regions.
  • It is not just edible, but you can also use its oil for skin benefits. 
  • A rich source of electrolytes and lauric acid, coconuts contain many antioxidants and antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral.
  • They are produced in more than 80 countries around the world.

About MoA&FW:

  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) is a branch of the Government of India (GoI).
  • It is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws related to agriculture in India.
  • The three broad areas of scope for the Ministry are agriculture, food processing, and cooperation.
  • It was formed in 1947 and is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Currently, the agriculture ministry is headed by Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is Shri Kailash Choudhary.

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