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Detail

Area
India
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
18/07/2018
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector development measures
Description
Encouraged farmers in Telangana State to embark on oil palm cultivation, in a bid to reduce India\'s dependence on imported vegetable oils.
Notes
The Government of Telangana State encouraged farmers to embark on oil palm cultivation. By promoting palm oil production for the domestic market, the local initiative would contribute to reducing India’s dependence on imported vegetable oils. Across the state, 283 000 ha of land have been identified as being suitable for oil palm cultivation.