NCRMI an organization spearheading
various R&D projects in the traditional segment of Coir was
established in 1994, under the name C-DOCT to cater the varied
needs of coir sector of Kerala. It is registered under the Travancore-Cochin
Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1956. NCRMI have
been conducting studies for the development of new coir technologies
in collaboration with similar research organizations across the
country and even at the International level.
Later in 2003, Govt. decided to elevate C-DOCT to the standard
of the national institute viz. “National Coir Research &
Management Institute (NCRMI)” to facilitate comprehensive
research on coconut fibre and allied products. This Institute would
eventually become a centre of excellence for R&D, consultancy
and knowledge propagation on coir sector.
The organization is controlled by the Governing
body consisting of 21 members who are eminent personalities
with proven track record in relevant field of R&D,
Industry, Academic etc. The chairman of the Governing
body is the Honourable Minister for Finance and Coir.