Covid-19: Karnataka cashew makers’ body asks growers not to panic

The Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has recommended cashew growers not to worry owing to coronavirus outbreak in the state and has assured them that cashew would be purchased from them at reasonable charges as quickly as the virus effect subsides.

Subraya Pai, President of KCMA, claimed the business is mindful that this is the peak uncooked cashew nut harvest time in Karnataka and neighbouring States. The Karnataka government has recommended the factories to run at fifty for each cent potential or stay shut.

As most of the processing models are positioned in the districts declared for lockdown, they are not able to accomplish their typical business enterprise functions these as procuring and drying of uncooked cashew nut, processing them to cashew kernels, and exports.

He asked for cashew farmers and uncooked cashew traders to sunshine-dry uncooked cashew nuts for two times, and shop them in jute bags, and retain them in dry and ventilated locations.

The above put up-harvest therapy will support prevent deterioration of high quality of uncooked cashew nut and retain its true price.

Stating that the charges of the generate have crashed now mainly because of Covid-19, he claimed: “Instead of trying to provide in this distress circumstance, we advise the farmers not to worry and hold it for some additional time.”

The business assures to acquire generate from farmers at reasonable charges as quickly as the effect of Covid-19 subsides and business enterprise functions normalise throughout the earth, he claimed, including: “We find your cooperation now and similarly guarantee to lend our support when items normalise.”

Referring to the really difficult moments in business enterprise owing to outbreak of Covid-19, Pai claimed most of the functions of gross sales and exports have been disrupted. These are crucial moments wherever the business wants to stability its interest towards people, producers and also the basic safety of the staff members.