The Scheme envisages extension of the fruit of the research at the laboratory level for application at the field level and extension of testing and service facility. The Research and Development activities of the Board are carried out through the twin research institutes; the Central Coir Research Institute, Kalavoor and Central Institute of Coir Technology, Bangalore.

Identification of new user areas for utilisation of coir and coir waste (coir pith), modernisation of production infrastructure for elimination of drudgery in manual operation thereby attaining higher productivity and improvement in quality are integral parts of the research efforts. Collaborative research with research organisations, institutes, universities having proven records on varied applications of coir, development of new products, new machinery, product diversification, development of environment friendly technologies, technology transfer, incubation, testing and service facilities are the areas which are given priority consideration.