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Letter to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Dear Sri. Chandrababu Naiduji,

As you know, Kerala is the first State which started cashew processing on industrial basis and export of processed Kernels. Now more than 10 lakh people meet their livelihood through cashew industry in the state and 98% of them are women. 800 cashew processing units in the state need 6 lakh MT of Raw Cashew Nut (RCN) every year. Domestic production is 80,000 MT only. The huge difference of Demand and Supply leads to exorbitant import and loss of foreign exchange to the exchequer of our nation. (more…)