A Study on Cassava Production Technologies in Tamil Nadu
Cassava is a significant nourishment source in the tropics and gives the third-most noteworthy sugar yield among the harvest plants. Since the plant develops well in poor soils and low precipitation territories, it is a famous harvest in the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. Cassava endures a wide assortment of development conditions incorporating soils with pH going from acidic to antacid, yearly rainfalls from 50 mm to 5 m, rise between ocean level and 6,600 feet, and even central temperatures. In the current year, India exported 81 million worth of tapioca and its value-added products in 2014-15 (April-December). Tamil Nadu is the top producer of tapioca and processing of tapioca as starch & sago (64%). Currently, the price of tapioca is ruled at 700 to 800 per quintal, which was sold at 1350 per quintal in March-April 2014. Farmers who got good prices last year could only get half the price this year. This was mainly due to higher production and lower demand due to the fall in sago and starch prices.
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