India is the largest producer of raw cashew nut in the world with 1.01 million ha area under cultivation and 0.75 million tons production in 2013. The area under RCN has been increasing consistently year-after-year. From 1961, the cashew cultivation area in India has increased at a growth rate of 3.04 percent

The Major Cashew Nut Growing Area In India

  1. Andhra Pradesh: Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Khammam, Vizianagaram
  2. Chhatti Sgarh: Bastar region, Raigarh
  3. Goa: North and South Goa
  4. Gujarat: Valsad
  5. Jharkhand: East and West Singhbhum, Saraikela, Jamtara, Pakur, Dumka, Deoghar.
  6. Karnataka: Kolar, Utt ara and Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Bidar, Udupi, Belgaum, Chikkballapu.
  7. Kerala: Kasargod, Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thiruvanthapuram.
  8. Maharashtra: Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Kolhapur, Thane.
  9. Meghalaya: East Garo hills, West Garo hills.
  10. Pondicherry: Poducherry, Karaikal
  11. Odisha: Dhenkanal, Cuttak, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kendujhar, Koraput, Jaipur, Mayurbanj, Khurda.
  12. Tamil Nadu: Cuddalore, Pudukkott ai, Tiruchirapalli, Villupuram, Perambalur, Ariyalur, South Tripura.
  13. West Bengal: Midnapur (East and West), Purulia.
State Area
(000 ha)
Production
(000MT)
Productivity
(Kg/ha)
Kerala 90.866 83.98 962
Karnataka 127.86 85.147 672
Goa 58.18 32.659 561
Maharashtra 186.2 256.61 1378
Tamil Nadu 141.58 67.65 478
Andhra Pradesh 185.57 111.39 600
Odisha 183.319 93.895 513
West Bengal 11.36 12.96 1140
Jharkhand 14.83 5.83 393
Chhattisgarh 13.7 9.33 681
Gujarat 7.22 6.5 900
Pondichery 5 2.16 432
Assam 1.05 1.08 1028
Tripura 4.25 3.45 812
Meghalaya 8.5 5.83 686
Manipur 0.9 0.324 360
Nagaland 0.5 0.54 1080
Total 1040.89 779.335 753

Cashew Cultivars Developed In Different Regions Of India

  • Tamil Nadu: Vridhachalam-1,Vridhachalam-2, Vridhachalam-3 ,VRI 4, VRI (CW) H1,…
  • Kerala: Akshaya (H-7-6),Amrutha (H1597- ),Anagha (H-8-1),Anakkayam-1 (BLA-139 -1),Dhana (H-1608),Dharasree (H-3-17), K-22-1,Kanaka (H-1598),Madakkathara -1 (BLA-39-4),Madakkathara-2(NDR-2- 1),Priyanka (H-1591),Sulabha (K-10-2),…
  • Andhra Pradesh: BPP-1,BPP-2,BPP-3,BPP-4,BPP-5,BPP-6- ,BPP-8(H2/16),…
  • Karnataka: Chintamani-1, Chintamani-2, H-130, NRCC-1, NRCC-2, UN-50, …
  • Maharashtra: Vengurla-1,Vengurla-2,Vengurla-3- ,Vengurla-4,Vengurla-5,Vengurla-6- ,Vengurla-7,…
  • Goa: Goa-1, Goa-2
  • Odisha: Bhubaneswar-1
  • West Bengal: Jhargram-1

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