Coir Board, established by the Govt. of India in the year 1954, for the overall development of coir industry in India is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee during 2013-14. The role of coir in the Indian culture is more pronounced as the industry is supporting lakhs of people, predominantly women mostly from the impoverished coastal belt. Coir Board is steering the Indian coir industry for the last six decades through its ups and downs to a fully modernized industry having a number of novel products with versatility in applications. In commemoration of the 60 years of untiring efforts of the Coir Board rendered for the coir industry in India, the Department of Posts is proud to issue the Special Cover in connection with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.