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Odisha brings more areas under cashew cultivation

Urging the cashew-expanding states in the place to concentrate their consideration on growing the output and productiveness of cashew, the Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Advancement (DCCD) has lauded the endeavours of Odisha authorities in extra spots under cashew crop in that state.

Talking at a digital seminar on ‘Making Karnataka the cashew hub of India’, organised by the Mangaluru chapter of CII (Confederation of Indian Field), Venkatesh N Hubballi, Director of DCCD, claimed Odisha is bringing close to 10,000 hectares of region under cashew crop just about every calendar year.

Odisha has included close to twenty,000 ha this calendar year on your own, although this is the most significant calendar year to address because of to pandemic. It has dispersed close to forty lakh cashew saplings under MNREGA and RKVY, and other state sector strategies as effectively as under non-public advancement.

Observing cashew cultivation in Karnataka and other states, he claimed the cultivation of cashew is secondary in character for numerous, other than for a number of farmers who are less than five for every cent in quantities.

He claimed there is a deficiency of focussed consideration by the Karnataka authorities for the cashew sector. DCCD formulates the programmes and gives the rules, he claimed, incorporating that the Point out governments should present focussed consideration for the crop.

K Prakash Rao, Chairman of the Mangaluru chapter of CII, claimed that Karnataka has close to

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

Supplying an overview of the advancement of the cashew sector in the state, he claimed the cashew processing capability, which stood at close to 50,000 tonnes during the 90s, has increased to two.five lakh tonnes now.

Stressing the require to provide extra spots under cashew cultivation, he claimed the output has grown from 35,000 tonnes in the 90s to 70,000 tonnes now. This requires to be increased, he claimed.