TANCOFED & INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVESACHIEVEMENT OF COIR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVES
1. Introduced the trade and industry of coir by converting the agro waste of coconut husk into ?bre, yarn, rope, mats, matting and mattress etc.,
2. Proved the magic of value addition, employment and income generation at 4 stages using the same basic raw material which is a unique concept for agro waste.
3. Demonstrated that the trade and commerce in this ?eld can be grown similar to white fibre sector in Kerala, thereby caused to establish 100s ofcoir units in the State.THE STRENGTH OF COIR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVES:
1. The second largest production network for coir products.
2. Sixty Seven primary coir co-op societies to produce coir products, situated all over the State.
3. Three Central coir co-op marketing societies one each at Salem, Thanjavur and in Nagarkoil.
4. One central coir co-op society for producing rubberized coir mattress at Thanjavur.
5. One central coir co-op Industrial Estate for tiny coir units at Pattukkottai.
6. One apex co-op marketing federation at Chennai.PROMINENT COIR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES
• Tamilnadu State Coir Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd., (TANCOFED)
• Salem Central Coir Marketing Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd.,
• Thanjavur Central Coir Marketing Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd.,
• Kanyakumari Central Coir Marketing Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd.,
• Tamilnadu Rubberized Coir Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd.,
• Cholanadu Coir Industrial Cooperative Estate
• 67 Primary Industrial Cooperative Societies.