The cashew development corporation was the first set up at Kerala in July 1969 in order to protect the interest of workers employed in growing cashew.

It took two years for the corporation to start its commercial activities after establishment and it is owned by the Government of Kerala. It has grown to be one the most prominent organization over the years and it plays a pivotal role today in cashew industries spread across the world. The corporation aims at providing workers with maximum employment and also to provide them with legal benefits such as good wages and bonuses.

To improve the production of cashews the corporation has started to employ cashew plantation wherever possible and also started to introduce value-added cashews in the market.

The corporation has established around 30 factories in the state of Kerala alone and through efficient management, the turnover made by the corporation is around 250 crores. The corporation also holds the responsibility for conducting tenders for supplying raw cashew nuts. It has reached out to other states too.

In Kerala, the main office is located at Kottayam. In Karnataka, it is located at Lady Hill, Mangalore. In Tamil Nadu,

it is located at Anna Nagar, Trichy and in Andhra Pradesh, it is located at UNI Building, Hyderabad. The corporation also has branches at Orissa.

Cashew Development Corporations

Plantation Corporation of KeralaPlantation Corporation of Kerala, KOTTAYAM – 686 004KOTTAYAMKerala0481-581338
Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation LtdKarnataka Cashew Development Corporation Ltd., Krishna Towers,Lady Hill, Mangalore -575 006.Dakshina KannadaKarnataka0824-457724
Tamil Nadu Forest DevelopmentTamil Nadu Forest Development, Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation Ltd., AA-26, Anna Nagar,Tennur, TRICHY-620 017TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu0431- 791724
Andhra Pradesh Forst Development Corpn. LtdAndhra Pradesh Forst Development Corpn. Ltd., UNI Building,3rd Floor, A-C Guards, Hyderabad-4HyderabadAndhra Pradesh040-3320032
Goa Forest Development CorporationGoa Forest Development Corporation, Forest Colony,PONDA – 403401, GOA.North GoaGoa0834-322008
Orissa Forest Development CorporationOrissa Forest Development Corporation, A/84, Kharvela Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751 001KhordaOrissaN.A.
Orissa State Cashew Development Corporation LtdOrissa State Cashew Development Corporation Ltd., 1st Floor,Indradanu Market, I. R. C. Village ,Bhubaneswar-15. KhordaOrissa0674-2554456

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