An Analysis of Cashew Nut Production in India (With Reference To Selected States)
- Author P.V.V.Kumar
- Co-Author Dr. Krishna Banana
- Country : India
- Subject : Business Administration
The present study has been carried out with a view to analyse the growth, stability and performance in the production of cashew nut in selected states in India.. The study has focused on the production.A comparative study of cashew nut production spread through different years Study shows a strong perception of farmers towards cashew cultivation and shows a positive future prospect in the region. Today cashew tree is grown as a cash crop in many countries around the world with equatorial and tropical climate. The present study makes an attempt to analyze the cashew nut production performance and its contribution to the Indian Economy. Especially in the production and marketing aspects are creating more employment opportunity to the illiterate peoples as well as backward society. The cashew industry is a traditional agro-based industry in India. It is considered traditional mainly because of the low level of technology involved in the processing of cashew nut. Though cashew nut was brought to India in the 16th century, it gained economic importance only in 1920 with the export of 10,160 tons of nuts to the U.S.A. Until 1920, cashew nuts were collected from the markets in villages and distributed among small-scale processors. Cashew nuts were mixed with sand and roasted in open pots by the people of those days. In India more than one million peoples are engaged and they are benefitted directly as well as indirectly. Particularly, in Andhra Pradesh state has significant contribution in cashew nut performances at the same time economically they are coming forwarded, Cashew generates employment in the crop production and processing.
Employment extends both economic status and social status to women.