Cashew Nuts Processing | Small Business Project

Small scale cashew nuts processing can be initiated at any location considering the availability of raw material. Dried and fried cashew-nut possess pleasant taste and flavour. They are mostly eaten fried, and are sometimes salted or sugared. They are used in large quantities by sweet meat dealers and confectioners. More than 70 % of the cashewnut production of India is from the West Coast, Ratnagiri, North Kanara and Malabar districts in Madras, Cochin, Travancore.  Given the raw materials and right incentives, the industry can generate export to the extent of 1000 crores by this century and provide the type of growth needed in the national economy. This is indeed, a very good prospect for entrepreneurs.

Cashew Nuts Processing Market Potential

The dried and fried cashew nut industry in India has the highest rate of productivity in the world. The demand for cashew nut is gradually increasing, whereas its supply is limited. India is leading producer, processor, consumer and exporter of cashew nuts in the world. It is one of the important agricultural commodities exported from India to many countries in the world.

Cashew nut cultivation is limited to coastal areas. But there is very high demand for cashew nut and its products from all parts of the country. The demand for cashew nut outstrips production. It is consumed by almost every household.

Cashew Nuts Processing:

The raw cashew nuts are procured from the local farmers and local market. These cashew nuts are dried in the sun for a period of two days and are then stored in the gunny bags for processing throught the year.

Steam Roasting → Shell Cutting → Peeling → Grading → Packing → Despatch.

Cashew Nuts Processing Project Synopsis:

Plant Capacity: 1 MT per dayPlant & Machinery: Rupees 13 Lakhs
Working Capital: Rupees 26 LakhsReturn: 58.43%
Total Capital Investment: Rupees 167 LakhsBreak Even: 29.78%


  • The actual cost of project may deviate on change of any of the assumptions.
  • We can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.