Matrimonial |  Properties |  Jobs |  Classifieds |  Ask Doctor |  Live TV |  Sponsored Greetings |  Astrology  |   Red Chillies |  Automobile |  Music |  Tribute

      Search in

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 3:00:16 PM (IST)  

New product to help cultivation on erosion-prone slopes

Alappuzha, Feb 4 (IANS): A new coir product, a meshed cellular structure that looks like a fishing net, could aid cultivation on erosion-prone slopes.

The new 'agri coir cell' has been developed by the Thiruvanathapuram-based National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI) and is on display at the ongoing Coir Kerala 2014 International Trade Fair that ends Wednesday.

Coir ropes woven into geotextiles have long been used to prevent mudslides and erosion along slopes.

While the geotextiles help stabilise the slope, the land is still largely unusable.

The new product not only tackles the problem of erosion better than conventional geotextiles, it effectively provides small pockets of soil, much like rows of porous flower pots, which can be dug and planted.

"Slopes reinforced with conventional geotextiles do have grass and plants growing on them, but we have not so far been able to use these areas for full-fledged cultivation. But with agri coir cells, we hope to change that," said NCRMI director K.R. Anil.

He said the NCRMI has successfully tested the coir cells at its research facility and is now exploring the commercial viability of the product.

The NCRMI has also developed a system to lay the cells, which are held in place by a metal frame around a bamboo or wood framework.

The mesh can be made with small or large cells, depending on the requirement.

Smaller cells can be used to cultivate vegetables or grow flowering shrubs and the larger ones can be used for fruit trees.

Once the plants grow, their roots bind the soil and give the slopes additional stability.


Stay updated wherever you go with and Daijiworld 24X7 tv channel mobile apps.
CLICK HERE to download it for your device.
(available on Android and IOS)

Print this Article
Email this article to your friend
Write your Comments
News Title New product to help cultivation on erosion-prone slopes
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment
[Please limit your comments within 2000 characters]

You have characters left.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore
Editor-in-chief : Walter Nandalike

Corporate Office :
Daijiworld Residency,
Airport Road, Bondel Post,
Mangalore - 575 008
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-2982023
City Office :
First Floor,
Divya Deepa Arcade,
Bendorewell, Kankanady,
Mangalore - 575 002
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-4259372
e-mail   General enquiry:, News & Info :

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | About Us
Copyright 2001 - 2016. All rights reserved.
Our Franchise Offices
Kishoo Enterprises,
3rd Floor, Mandavi Trade Centre,
Kadiyali, Udupi 576 102
Telephone : 0091-820-4295571
e-mail :
Daijiworld Middle East FZE
P.O.Box: 84772, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-50-6597629  Fax: 971-4-2639207
There has been a database error. Technical Support has already been notified. You will be informed when this issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience!