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Anupam loom, a pneumatic semi-automatic loom was designed and fabricated in the year 2006 by the Coir Board. The loom can produce all types of coir products like mats, mattings, and carpets etc. It has been designed especially for women workers to operate conveniently. The first prototype was subjected to performance trials in the Hindustan Coir and a second prototype was fabricated with further improvements.

The initial cost of fabrication of Anupam loom was around Rs.165,000/-. However, due to sudden increase in the prices of raw materials the cost of fabrication of Anupam loom will be now around 250,000/-

The National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI), Govt.of Kerala has decided to take the technology from Coir Board on payment of Rs.50,000/- for popularization in the state of Kerala, where there are an estimated number of 20,000 handlooms. National Research Development Corporation has provided an amount of Rs.500,000/- for fabrication of 3 Anupam looms, however, they have been informed that due to escalation of costs of raw materials, it would be possible to fabricate two Anupam looms only. The looms will be transferred within 3 months and put for performance trials at CCRI, subsequently; those will be transferred to two clusters as per the decision of the Board.
Anupam Loom Production in feet/shift/person Handloom Production in feet/shift
Two shaft/ three shaft matting 40 28 (2 persons)
Coir Geotextiles H2M6 315 240 (2 persons)
Carpet 6'X4' rug 18 6 (2 persons)
Creel mat 40 20 (1 person)
VC/BC 1 mat 24 14 (1 person)
Fiber mat 18 12 (1 person)
Loop mat 3" width 20 16 (1 person)
Rod mat/ Rod inlaid mat 3' width 16 10 (1 person)