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Detail

Area
India
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Sunflowerseed
Date
01/11/2014
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector development
Description
Launched programme to stimulate cultivation of sunflowerseed and other oilcrops in Punjab State, with a view to raise local edible oil production and reduce imports.
Notes
The state government of Punjab has launched a comprehensive plan to stimulate cultivation of sunflowerseed and other oilcrops with a view to maximize local edible oil production and thus check the rise in imports. Under the programme, state authorities will extend cooperation and assistance to farmers, promoting in particular the use of certified seed and the adoption of best agricultural practices.