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Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Sri. Narendra Modiji,

Cashew processing is a major traditional industry of Kerala, fetching a foreign exchange earning to the country to the tune of 5500 Crores in 2014-15 and providing employment to three lakh people, mostly women. Off late, cashew cultivation and processing spread to other areas of India as well like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa etc. The sector is facing a number of challenges affecting the viability of the industry both in public and private sectors. Unless the challenges are addressed, it may endanger the survival of the industry itself. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Sri. Narendra Modiji,

With reference to the announcement made by the Honorable Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers to set up Pharma Park in Kerala, we are grateful to be considered as one of the 6 Pharma Parks to be established in the country. Kerala is a major consumer of pharma products, with 17% by value of the national consumption whereas the production in the state is less than 0.5% which is quite insignificant compared to the demand. (more…)