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Area of Technology:Coir

Title of the Innovation: Coirret Innoculant for Retting Coconut Husks

Brief About Innovation

Area of Discipline  : Coir

About the process : 

Retting by the conventional methods takes 6 to 10 months. The new process developed relates to reducing the period of retting of coconut husks and upgrading the quality of unretted green husk coir fibre treatment by treatment with a combination of bacterial cultures.  The coirret is a consortium of microbes and is applied directly to coconut husk in RCC tanks. In this method, the retting time is reduced from 7-11 months to 3 months only and the quality of fibre is the same as natural retted fibre obtained from the backwaters.