The need of a single platform for Walnut and other Nuts developmental activity strongly emerged; and after due deliberation "Walnut and Other Nut Fruit Growers Association of India (WANGAI) was registered on 31st Jan 2013 having received clearance from Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India & Ministry of Consumer affairs, for the promotion of nuts in the country.

Considering WANGAI efforts for promotion of Walnut and other Nuts in country, National Horticulture Borad (NHB), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India has given recognition to WANGAI. WANGAI is also a registered member with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India.

The major emphasis at present is to bring awareness to the farmers about the benefits of walnut and other nut crops in terms of nutrition and income generation and for the ecology. The WANGAI has a strong mandate to bring at least 10000 farmers as their members in next three years of time and will try to solve the major crisis of unavailability of planting material of Walnut & other Nut crops.

WANGAI is also trying to organize bringing the information and technology from Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Srinagar, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, University of Horticulture & Forestry, (UHF), Nauni and other state universities, NGO’s, farmers groups working on research and development of walnut to the walnut growers doorstep. WANGAI has signed a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with CITH Srinagar, J & K.

Growers Association

The mandate of WANGAI is to bring all the necessary means for development at nursery level with the support of Government of India. WANGAI will take following actions for the benefit of producers:

  • Continuity in Plantations.
  • Mechanization of product and collection tools.
  • Control of the quality and of the environmental impact.
  • Communication – for latest technology and development.