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The southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is mainly an agricultural district. There are 285 agro-based units in the district that provide employment to 6, 402 people. Cashew nut, coconut products, banana are major exportable items from the district.
Major Food processing Strength
Cereal & pulse processing: Paddy kar, Paddy samba, Black gram, Horse gram are major food grains cultivated in the district. Developing and processing cereal & pulse based value-added products is a profitable option.
Fats & Oils processing: The demand for groundnut oil & coconut oil is growing. Kanyakumari being the main producer of groundnut and coconut serves as a good base for their processing.
Fruits processing: Banana, Jackfruit, mango, lime, pomegranate are some of the fruits grown in the district. Entrepreneurs can set up their food processing units to manufacture canned fruits, juices etc
Fish processing: The district is home to sardines, mackerel, prawns, perches etc. The shifting trend towards healthy living has raised the need of fish oils & fish products and thus serves as a flourishing market.
Spice processing: Several spices like nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, pepper, turmeric etc are cultivated and produced in the district. Therefore, spices provide a huge scope for its processing.
- The district has plenty of resources with respect to agriculture, minerals, forests, sea and human skill.
- The presence of rich soil and favorable climatic conditions enables round the year supply of agricultural as well as horticultural crops.
The state government has allocated a sum of Rs. 125 crore to lend loan with a subsidy for the set up of micro & small scale industries. This aim of this initiative is to encourage youth with entrepreneurship skills to set up industries in agriculture and allied industries, food processing, engineering etc
Potential for new MSMEs
|Project name||Process-able products||Value proposition|
|Coconut processing||Coconut shell powder, desiccated coconut||272.5 (‘000) coconuts are produced in the district. The export potential of coconut products from the district is high|
|Jack fruit processing||Canned jack fruit, jam||New entrants have good scope as the market for jack fruit products is growing|
|Banana processing||Banana powder||Banana is the major fruit grown in kanyakumari. Value-added banana foods are increasing|
|Cashew nut processing||Salted cashew nuts, paste||23% of the cashew nut market is from India. Kanyakumari is a major producer and exporter of cashews|