Agriculture News : Launch of ‘Kalparasa’ Fresh and Hygienic Energy Drink at Goa
Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Sci.), ICAR had launched ‘Kalparasa’ a fresh, hygienic and
unfermented energy drink from coconut inflorescence at Goa in a function jointly organized by
CPCRI, Kasaragod and Krishna Enterprises, Goa.
Kalparasa is used as a natural health drink as an alternative to aerated drinks. Dr. P. Chowdappa said
that switching to kalparasa tapping provides multiple advantages to the economy, environment, farmer
Dr. P. Chowdappa, Director, CPCRI, Kasaragod gave a detailed account of innovations made in Kalparasa
collection, its quality standards, value addition, marketing and financial benefits.
Mr. Orlando Rodrigues, Director of Agriculture released a technical bulletin on ‘Kalprasa- Collection
and Value addition’ published by CPCRI, Kasargod.
M/S Krishna Plantations Pvt. Ltd said that their company signed MOU with CPCRI to collect hygienic
and unfermented neera and assured that kalparasa will be made available in the local markets of
Goa very soon.