Establishing small scale coconut extraction units in the Nicobar Islands

The objective of the project was to design and introduce presses for making coconut milk, and then
convert this coconut milk into virgin coconut oil. The locale for the project was car Nicobar Island, in
the Nicobar District of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The project got off to a late start because of two problems. Firstly, there were major design problems
with the press, which took over a year to resolve. Modifications suggested by the fabricators did not