Odisha planning to set up cashew processing cluster at Jeypore

Koraput: Odisha Government is planning to establish a cashew processing cluster at Jeypore in Koraput district with an aim to increase productivity and create marketing link for growers and jobs for youths.

The detailed project report for the establishment of the cluster has been prepared, official sources.

“Work on it will start soon,” said state’s MSME Minister Jogendra Behera during a visit to Jeypore.

The minister was speaking yesterday at a workshop on Scope and Opportunities in MSME sector for self-employment organised on the occasion of Entrepreneurs Week-2016 which had commenced on March 5.

The minister said climatic condition of Koraput is very much conducive for cashew cultivation and the cashew produced here is unque in taste and has much demand in other parts of the country.

However, in recent times cashew production in the area has come down owing to a number of factors, one being lack of government support.

As many as 55 cashew processing units are operating in the district.