Fibre Preparer, Coir

Coir Fibre Maker

The tasks a Fibre Preparer, Coir is expected to perform include:

Preparing fibre from coconut husks

Dumping coconut husks in a convenient place in the lake, covering them completely on top with a strong net or palm leaves

Placing stones over the dump to sink the coconut husks under water

Keeping the dump under water for a specified period

Removing husks from the water to open a space to drain off the water

Beating the retted husk with an iron or wooden rod to release fibres from it

Pulling out the outer cover of the husk by hand

Continuing beating till all the fibres in the husk are released

Spreading the fibres in the sun for drying

Collecting the dried fibre in one place, and beating them with a long thin stick

Removing the remnant of pith

Spinning the coir yarn from fibre by hand or a hand spinning wheel (charkha)

Knowledge of different varieties of coconuts that might be used in coir making

Skilled in extracting coir fibre

Skilled in manually beating the husks to obtain coir fibre

Physically fit

Not applicable


Attention to detail

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except for the spinning sub-segment.

As improved technology increases production, industry groups and governmental agencies are actively promoting new uses for coir fibre. Geotextiles is one promising area. The Indian state of Kerala designated 2000 as the Coir Geotextiles Year, which it observed by increasing marketing efforts and supporting research to improve production. The annual world demand for geotextiles is 1.2 billion square yards (1 billion square meters) and growing. Although natural fibres account for only 5% of that, the proportion is expected to increase as more users turn away from non-biodegradable synthetics. This will give Fibre Preparer, Coir a lot of job opportunities in the future.

Fibre Preparer, Coir

Coir Fibre Maker


Cities and towns across India

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Various private and government institutes across India

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