Coconut Bill

The Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021

INTRODUCED BY

Introduced by

Narendra Singh Tomar

 Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

SYNOPSIS

The bills seeks to amend the Coconut Development Board Act, 1979 and provides for appointment of non executive chairman with an aim to develop the coconut area, extend facilities and increase the income of the farmers.

HIGHLIGHTS

Salient Points ()

The bill proposes to appoint non executive chairman on the board.

The non executive chairperson would be professional persons and not government official.

The board members have been increased from 4 to 6.

Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat will be able to nominate their representatives on board.

KEY STATS

Key Stats ()

India rank for coconut production in the world

1st

Coconut production in India

23.90 Bn nuts
2018-19

Percentage contributed by 4 states

90%
Andhra Pradesh, Karnatka, Tamil Nadu, Kerela

TIMELINES

29 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021

WHY (as per the govt)

Salient Points ()

The bill would benefit coconut growers and would help coconut cultivation in the area.

This would help in increasing income of the coconut farmers and would also extend facilities for them.

MEDIA SAYING

VIDEOS

Videos ()

FAQs

Executive chairman has both operational and board responsibilities. Coaching and guiding CEO is one of the primary responsibility of executive chairman.

While, non-executive chairman has only has board responsibilities and is not involved in any operational work of the company.

OPINION POLL

Citizen Poll

The Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Coconut Bill

Do you support the bill?

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Strongly Agree: 14.29%
Somewhat Agree: 57.14%
Somewhat Disagree: 28.57%
Strongly Agree: 0%



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