Coir Board is a Government of India organization set up in 1953 for the overall development of Indian coir industry. The Indian coir products ranges from door mats, matting, carpets, rugs for décor of door steps and interiors, wall and roof paneling, coir geo-textiles & coco logs for bioengineering applications, coir pith and allied products like garden articles for horticultural and agricultural applications. Coir pith, the by-product of dehusking of coconut fibre, is the spongy material that binds the coconut fibre in the coconut husk. As an excellent soil conditioner, it now finds use as a good manure and in horticultural applications as a soil-less growing medium. Coir pith is a substitute for peat moss which is widely in use in European countries and is made available in various forms like organic manure, grow bags, briquettes, discs etc.