REVIEW ON AREA, PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTIVITYOF COCONUT IN INDIA
Authors: Raghavi. MD, Sakthi Balaa. M, Surender. S, Lokesh. P & Kalidas. K
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Coconut plays an important role in contributing to India’s GDP of about 15,000 crore rupees and 72% of worlds
total production is from India and productivity is also high in India. In India, Tamil Nadu tops the list in the productivity of
coconut, but production is high in Karnataka and Kerala tops in the area. In Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore district ranks first in
productivity of coconut followed by Krishnagiri and Theni. Production wise, Tiruppur and Thanjavur rank first. Coconut,
a versatile crop being used for various uses, but in India, almost 70 % of the coconut is used for the edible purpose.