How to Start Cashew Nuts Processing Plant

Do you want to start a cashew nuts processing plant? Find here a stepwise guide in starting a cashew nut processing business with low investment.

Small scale cashew nuts processing can be initiated at any location considering the availability of raw material. Dried and fried cashew-nut possess pleasant taste and flavour. They are mostly eaten fried and are sometimes salted or sugared. They are used in large quantities by sweet meat dealers and confectioners.

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More than 70 % of the cashew nut production of India is from the West Coast, Ratnagiri, North Kanara, and Malabar districts in Madras, Cochin, Travancore.  Given the raw materials and right incentives, the industry can generate export to the extent of 1000 crores by this century and provide the type of growth needed in the national economy.

Is Cashew Nuts Processing Business Profitable?

The dried and fried cashew nut industry in India has the highest rate of productivity in the world. The demand for cashew nut is gradually increasing, whereas its supply is limited. India is leading producer, processor, consumer and exporter of cashew nuts in the world. It is one of the important agricultural commodities exported from India to many countries in the world.

Cashew nut cultivation is limited to coastal areas. But there is very high demand for cashew nut and its products from all parts of the country. The demand for cashew nut outstrips production. It is consumed by almost every household.

Cashew Nuts Processing

The raw cashew nuts are procured from the local farmers and local market. These cashew nuts are dried in the sun for a period of two days and are then stored in the gunny bags for processing throughout the year.

Steam Roasting → Shell Cutting → Peeling → Grading → Packing → Despatch.

Cashew Nuts Processing Plant Project Cost Synopsis

Plant Capacity: 1 MT per day Plant & Machinery: Rupees 13 Lakhs
Working Capital: Rupees 26 Lakhs Return: 58.43%
Total Capital Investment: Rupees 167 Lakhs Break Even: 29.78%

The actual cost of the cashew nut processing plant project may deviate on change of any of the assumptions. You can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.