“Comprehensive Reference book on
The Book was published in May 2002 as part
of Kerala Government Coir Geotextile Development
Programme. Prof. (Dr.) T.S.Ramanatha Ayyar and Sri
N.Balakrishnana Nair (former Director, NCRMI) are
editors. This book is considered as a magnum opus,
widely acclaimed by Industry and Academicians.
It describes various aspects of coir-based geotextiles
for use in engineering construction. There is a
strong tendency all over the world to “go
back to nature”. A grave concern for environment
is now manifest. Only eco-friendly and sustainable
technologies will be acceptable in future. Natural
coir-based geotextiles have a great potential in
replacing artificial geosynthetics in due course.
This holds out promise for the coir industry in
the state of Kerala. But it has to be backed by
modernization, quality control, research and field
application and feed back.