KOCHI (ET): Coconut Development Board has joined hands with CareKeralam, a joint venture of ayurveda companies and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development corporation ( Kinfra) supported by Ayush, for implementing and promoting projects on coconut by adopting technological expertise under Technology Mission on Coconut.
The association is for studies on use of virgin coconut oil as oral application to infants to develop immunity, development of product from tender coconut water against urethral stones, production of antibiotic using tender coconut water etc.
CareKeralam is a special purpose vehicle for providing a centralized infrastructure for standardized manufacture of ayurvedic medicines and rendering services to a custer of ayurvedic companies in the state.
It is established in over two hectares in Kinfra park at Koratty in Thrissur. CareKeralam will act as a facilitator for the projects on coconut oil, virgin coconut oil and coconut water. It will source research projects to be submitted to CDB under the Technology Mission.