The Coconut Research Institute says it has received information regarding a racket of issuing fake seedlings at high prices under the name of certified coconut seedlings produced by the Institute.
The Institute urged the public to remain vigilant in this regard.
It has been revealed that the coconut seedlings are being smuggled under fake labels claiming to be from the Coconut Research Institute.
The Coconut Research Institute has already taken steps to lodge a complaint with the IGP in this regard.
The public is advised to inform the nearest Police Station or the Coconut Research Institute’s 1928 hotline in the event of any information regarding the illegal sale of coconut saplings.