Cashew is manual and highly labor intensive process.
Registration & License: In starting a cashew processing
unit, you will need to obtain several registrations and
licenses from Govt. authorities. These are as follows
Registration of the firm: In the proprietorship, you must
register the firm as One Person Company. For partnership
operation, you can register as LLP or Pvt. Ltd. Obtain
Trade License from Municipal Authority. Furthermore,
apply for VAT Registration.
Apply for Udyog Aadhaar MSME online registration. It will
help you in getting technology cooperation and subsidy from
Govt. ‘Consent to Establish’ and ‘Consent to Operate’ from
State Pollution Control Board, License from boiler inspector.
Apply for ‘Agmark’ Apply for online FSSAI registration.
Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) act
2006. FSSAI Act is the applicable pan India for all food
products. You can protect your company brand name, through
Investment: Loans meeting the criteria of MSME. Such units
can be financed by banks, Rural Banks and Cooperative Banks.
Centrally sponsored scheme known as National Mission on Food
Processing (NMFP) jointly with State Governments.
Unit Setup: A plot of land admeasuring 500 Square Meter will
be sufficient for the small-scale cashew processing unit.
The site should be leveled and with open space for sun drying
of raw cashew. Procure following machinery and equipment for
Cashew Processing: Sun-dry the raw cashew and store them in gunny
bags. Then steam the in-shell cashews under pressure to soften
the shell. Each cashew shell is split open longitudinally and
the cashew inside is immediately taken out by hand After removing
the kernels from the shells, dry them in an oven, at low heat for
a few hours. The cashew kernels obtained are dried in a cabinet
dryer. The outer reddish skin is removed to obtain cashew nut
Graded on the basis of the color and on how the kernel is broken.
The grading of cashew is done as per Agmark standards. Raw material
will be cashew fruits.
Learning Resource: Have knowledge about the machinery, processing,
packaging etc. Book is the best resource for this. Therefore, read
the book to get entire information.