Cashew Farming: Due to climate change, there is a huge decline in cashew production this year. The troubled farmers have appealed to the administration for help.
Decrease in cashew production.
This year all the crops have been affected by the havoc of nature. In Vidarbha and Marathwada, Kharif season crops as well as Rabi crops have been damaged. This year the orchards in Konkan have suffered the most. Mango orchards have been affected the most by nature. This year the changing weather has had more impact on the fruits. As a result, farmers (Farmer) It has got only 30 to 40 percent production this year. At the same time, cashew producing farmers in Maharashtra are in trouble. Cashew producing farmers of Ratnagiri say that there has been a decrease in cashew production this year.
Explaining the reason behind this, farmers say that unseasonal rains and climate (Climate change) Crops are getting damaged due to change. Some farmers cashew in the same district (Cashew) Have stopped cultivating cashew, because for some years the right price of cashew was not getting. Farmers tell that at present the price of cashew is Rs 100 per kg, while its cost exceeds Rs 120. In such a situation, the problem of cashew growers is increasing.
Farmers say that due to climate change and cloudy weather, the outbreak of larval pests on cashew has reduced the quality of cashew and in many places the seeds are not ready. At present, the seeds are drying up even before the cashews are ready due to strong sunlight. The changing weather has affected the production of cashew nuts. That’s why the farmers are asking for help from the administration.
This year production is only for two months
At the beginning of the season this year, the cashew fruit has been damaged due to climate change. Therefore, there will be a delay in getting the produce this year. At the same time, there has been a decline in production and there are indications that there will be only two months of the season for its cultivation this year. Mango and cashew crops have been affected the most in Konkan this year. The first phase of cashew is over and farmers are waiting for the second phase.
Farmer pleaded for help from the administration
Climate change has caused irreparable damage, due to which cashew growers have lost lakhs, so farmers are now appealing to the administration for help. At the same time, some farmers say that even through the insurance company, there is no help. Farmer Dilip Sawant, a resident of Ratnagiri, told that he had planted cashew in his 2 acres of land, but due to unseasonal rains and changing environment, the pests on cashew have started increasing. Now the condition is such that even the cost will not be able to cover. Therefore, we are requesting the government to help the cashew growers.
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