District Profile - Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada is a coastal district situated on the western part of Karnataka. This district is in the tropical region having a hot and humid climate and is highly suitable for cultivation of horticultural crops. Coconut, Arecanut, Cashew, Pepper, Okra and Tapioca are the some of important horticultural crops of the district. In recent days, cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants have caught the attention of the growers. 

The department of Horticulture is providing necessary technical know-how to farmers apart from supply of quality planting planting material through various schemes. Perennial horticultural crops occupy a major chunk of horticultural crops grown in the district.

Horticulture Area & Production

Major Crops Area Production
Fruits 6251 162294
Vegetables 1977 24454
Spices 3175 5301
Plantations 85504 72712
Commercial Flowers 116 578
Medicinal Plants 55 33
Aromatic Plants 69 354
Total 97147 265726

Horticulture Related Industries/Nurseries/Organization etc.

Processing Industries

Name & Address Commodities Processed
M/s. Sri Siddivinayaka Industries, Bantwala taluk, Bantwala taluk, cashew
M/s. Fox Cashew Industries, Jogottu, Valpady post, Shirthady, Mangalore taluk. cashew
M/s. Swastik Cashew Industries , Belthangady Tq., cashew
Sri Lakshmi devi cashews, Nellikaru village, cashew