Odisha brings more areas under cashew cultivation

Urging the cashew-expanding states in the place to emphasis their focus on rising the manufacturing and productivity of cashew, the Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Enhancement (DCCD) has lauded the endeavours of Odisha authorities in far more areas less than cashew crop in that point out.

Speaking at a electronic seminar on ‘Making Karnataka the cashew hub of India’, organised by the Mangaluru chapter of CII (Confederation of Indian Marketplace), Venkatesh N Hubballi, Director of DCCD, reported Odisha is bringing about 10,000 hectares of location less than cashew crop each individual 12 months.

Odisha has coated about twenty,000 ha this 12 months by itself, however this is the most essential 12 months to address owing to pandemic. It has distributed about 40 lakh cashew saplings less than MNREGA and RKVY, and other point out sector techniques as nicely as less than personal advancement.

Observing cashew cultivation in Karnataka and other states, he reported the cultivation of cashew is secondary in mother nature for many, besides for a few farmers who are a lot less than 5 per cent in quantities.

He reported there is a absence of focussed focus by the Karnataka authorities for the cashew sector. DCCD formulates the programmes and provides the suggestions, he reported, incorporating that the Point out governments ought to supply focussed focus for the crop.

K Prakash Rao, Chairman of the Mangaluru chapter of CII, reported that Karnataka has about

350 cashew processing units in six districts, and a bulk of them are in the MSME sector.

Giving an overview of the advancement of the cashew sector in the point out, he reported the cashew processing ability, which stood at about fifty,000 tonnes all through the 90s, has amplified to two.5 lakh tonnes now.

Stressing the need to convey far more areas less than cashew cultivation, he reported the manufacturing has grown from 35,000 tonnes in the 90s to 70,000 tonnes now. This wants to be amplified, he reported.