New farm bills to help Karnataka’s cashew sector: KCMA

The Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has opined that the current approval by both of those properties of Parliament on Farmers’ Develop Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Monthly bill will help enhance the expansion of cashew sector in Karnataka.

KCMA users, at the 65th once-a-year typical meeting, had been of the view that APMC (Agricultural Develop Sector Committee) had been a main obstacle for the expansion of uncooked cashew trade in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts (the regular cashew-growing areas in Karnataka).

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Cargo will get diverted to Tuticorin port to steer clear of the APMC regulation. APMC was not only gathering the payment, but was also a main harassment to traders in typical, explained a assertion issued by KCMA.

With the deregulation of APMC, New Mangalore Port would be energetic in attracting cargo to Mangaluru, as it will now become a main hub for uncooked cashew nut trade, they explained.

Talking on the celebration, Santhosh D’Silva of the Karkala-centered Santhosh Cashews, who assumed charge as new President of KCMA for 2020-21, reiterated the need to concentrate attempts on raising uncooked cashew nut manufacturing in Karnataka, as the cashew processing industry in Karnataka is growing at 20 for each cent year on year.

The AGM also made the decision to concentrate on indigenous uncooked cashew nut manufacturing by obtaining far more spot less than cashew cultivation in Karnataka and take part in the Primary Minister’s ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative.


Following are the office-bearers of KCMA for 2020-21: Santhosh D’Silva of the Karkala-centered Santhosh Cashews (President) D Gopinath Kamath of the Udupi-centered Chithara Cashews (Vice-President) M Tukaram Prabhu of the Mangaluru-centered cashew processor MMP (Treasurer) Vittalroy Kamath of the Bajpe-centered Agri-Base Commodities (Secretary) and Amith Pai of the Udupi-centered Amith Cashew Industries (Joint-Secretary).

Following users had been elected to the Running Committee of KCMA for 2020-21: H Satish Pai, K Pramod Kamath, Krishna Kamath, KS Balram, Valerian Lobo, AK Rao, T Varadaraj Pai, S Vittal Bhaktha, Ashok Kamath, P Ganesh Kamath, Shuklambhar, Pandurang Nayak, Prasad Kamath, Srinivas Kamath, Srinivas Hegde, Ratnakar Nayak, Yogish Mallya, Noel Mathias, Gopinath Bhat, Krishna KN, and Dileep G.