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Expert Panel suggests reform to the cashew cultivation

  • Published
    8th Jan, 2024
Context

To uplift the livelihood of casher farmers and increase the export and domestic needs, government has formed the expert panel from different domain such as from cashew development Board, state planning board, center for social and environment studies.

Key Recommendations

Technology driven Production: Mechanization and use of Modern Technology .

Avoid the Processing loss: Implement the changes in phased inner and modify the changes to the processing methods if required.

Facilitation by existing government resources: Cultivate the cashew on the government lands

Inclusive Growth : utilization of the GI Tag(selling: Kerala Kollam cashew)

ICAR recommendations for Cashew Productivity: use of nut shell machine and other related Technology, use Bordeaux paste to avoid fungal infection

A geographical indication (GI)

It is a label used on products indicating their specific origin, often associated with a particular location such as Mithila Makhana.

It assures consumers of the product's quality and distinctiveness, such as in the case of Basmati Rice.

The initial registration period for a geographical indication is 10 years, and it can be renewedfor additional 10-year periods.

Who can establish a Jan Aushadhi Kendra?

  • Eligible entities include state Governments -
    • reputed NGOs
    • private hospitals, charitable institutions
    • doctors
    • unemployed pharmacists
    • individual entrepreneurs.
  • Applicants must employ a B Pharma / D Pharma degree holder as a pharmacist in their proposed store.

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