Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Malabar coir festival from August 12

Kozhikode: The Malabar Coir Fest-2010, organised by the Kerala State Coir Development Department, will begin at the Corporation stadium in Kozhikode on August 12. Cooperation Minister G. Sudhakaran will open the 10-day festival.

At a press conference here on Monday, M. Mehaboob, general convener of the fest, said the department was organising a festival in Kozhikode for the first time.

�The aim of the programme is to popularise coir products among consumers and to invite the attention of entrepreneurs, he added.

Josit Kurien, Additional Director of the department, said altogether 80 stalls would be put up at the exhibition.

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