Due to the lack of rain and severe drought the production of cashew has dropped by 95 percent in Batticaloa district said District Manager, Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation Nitharsan.
Though 8000 acres major cultivation in Arayampathy, Koralai Pattu, Eravur Pattu , Manmunai South & Eruvil Pattu secretarial division in the Batticaloa district has been planted with cashew the yield has been very poor.
The financial plight of the cashew producers and cashew processing family headed women reveal their grievances regarding the situation of the cashew cultivation
The producers had been very badly affected the present price of roasted cashew Rupees 2600 per kilo will increased.
The production and selling of cashew are affected by this steep rise in prices and are unable to meet the requirement of the local and foreign tourist visiting Batticaloa.