Plastic replaces green canopies as ‘thadukku’ industry falls with a thud

There was a time when shelters made of braided green coconut leaves and decorated with bright flowers used to be a welcome sight at functions in Coimbatore. Houses were thatched with dry coconut leaves which were also used extensively to build makeshift kiosks and shelters during political meetings, protests and events. Not anymore.

The coconut thatch or 'thadukku' has no takers today, with people turning to decorators and event managers for designing structures for events or revamping their houses, say coconut farmers................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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