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  • State govt urged to formulate cashew policy

    Apr 9th, 2015

    MLC Ivan D’Souza has urged the State government to formulate cashew policy to promote scientific cultivation of cashew and increase the production in the State. Briefing reporters, on Saturday, he said without scientific cultivation, growers are not getting the expected yield. With reduction in supply of cashewnuts, manufacturers have to depend on foreign countries to import. A total of 96,216 ton cashewnuts are produced in the State. The area under cashew cultivation in Dakshina Kannada is 32,756 and total production is 21,062 ton. There is a need to promote high yielding variety of cashewnuts to increase the production in the district.