Cashew was introduced in India somewhere between the 16th and 17th century as a measure to preserve soil from being eroded. As a nut, it grew in popularity and today India is believed to be the second largest consumer and third largest producer of cashew. It is estimated that more than 5 lakh people are associated, directly or indirectly, with the cashew industry.
Traditionally cashew kernels are packed in tins with a net weight of 11.34 kg. Depending upon the grade of the Cashew, the cost is determined considering one tin as a single unit. However, this cost is inclusive of tax and therefore while calculating the per KG rate, you need to consider it.
The KG Habit mobile app was developed on behest of the Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers Association (KCMA) to facilitate rate calculation for cashew traders. What this app does is, it loads the tin rates of different variety of cashew grade i.e. cost of 11.34 kg inclusive of tax and also the per kg rate without the tax. The app is built with provisions to add new grades of cashew along with its tin rates.
Built for the convenience of cashew traders, this app helps them calculate the actual per kg rate, thereby helping them generate accurate quotations. The app also comes with a provision of facilitating to prepare quote by entering the number of units of multiple grades of cashew. The app generates the per tin rates and per kg rates for each selected item individually, these rates can be copied on the clipboard and shared with others.
The usage of this app has brought clarity in calculations and saves lot of time while generating a quote for multiple quantities of different grades of cashew.