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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 and consumer.

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.