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Cashew Processing Unit

Raw Cashew Storage Godown

Raw Cashew Storage Godown

Sindhudurg is a major Cashew growing region. To provide vocational training and employment to physically challenged men and women of the region, we have started this CPU. We have our own cashew trees and we also buy raw cashew from the market. The cashew is processed and sold under ‘Lajawab’ brand. There is good demand for our cashew in Mumbai,Kolhapur and Sindhudurg.

Lajawab Cashew sale

Lajawab Cashew sale

Cashew Peeling Machine

Cashew Peeling Machine

At present there are 13 staff and 30 trainees, most of them physically challenged. More persons get indirect employment in kitchen, housekeeping, etc. This unit not only provides them employment but also equips them with vocational training so that they can seek employment in their villages or nearer home. Certain activities of the CPU are outsourced to unemployed or underemployed women from the neighboring villages.

Blind Woman Processing Cashew

Blind Woman Processing Cashew

Conveyor Belt Cashew Machine

Conveyor Belt

The CPU has now been operational for eight years and is providing vocational training and employment to nearly 80 persons with disability and 25 underemployed women from the neighboring village. 

To reduce physical strain of vocational trainees and staff, we have installed a number of machines like cashew peeling machine, cashew grading machine and conveyor belts. These machines have enhanced the productivity of the unit.