The Goan Feni Industry: Challenges

Raunaq Sahu, CCS Working Paper No. 261

Obtaining a license for manufacturing cashew feni is a long-winded and complicated process. At different stages, manufacturers must meet different sets of arduous licensing procedures. The Goan feni-making industry is illustrative of how measures introduced by the government to improve the state of affairs in a particular sector result in damage to the sector with smaller manufacturers being forced to exit the sector.