Coconut Development Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India for the integrated development of coconut production and utilization in the country with a focus on productivity increase and product diversification. The Board which came into existence on 12th January 1981, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, with its Headquarters at Kochi in Kerala and Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karnataka, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Guwahati in Assam and Patna in Bihar. There are five State Centres situated at Pitapally in Odissa, Kolkata in West Bengal, Thane in Maharashtra, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Port Blair in the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Coconut Development Board Institute of Technology set up at South Vazhakulam, Aluva provides technical support and promotes efficient technologies in coconut processing for integrated development of coconut industry in the country. CIT offers the following services for the benefit of farmer producer organizations, self-help groups, cooperative societies, and entrepreneurs.