Aim to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar’ in edible oil: Tomar

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Tomar inaugurates Business Summit on National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm in Hyderabad

The National Mission on Edible Oil- Oil Palm Business Summit for states other than North Eastern States was inaugurated in Hyderabad on 28 December, by the Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar.

Aiming to give wide spread information on newly launched centrally sponsored scheme on edible oils, the Government is organizing business summits across the country.This is the second such summit of the Mission, the first was held in Guwahati for North Eastern states in early October this year.

Tomar said that he sees Telangana as an emerging leader in oil palm production. 

Niranjan Reddy, Minister of Agriculture and allied Sectors, Govt of Telangana highlighted the effort of Telangana Govt for promoting oil palm plantation in the state and providing higher price to farmers for the FFBs (Fresh Fruit Bunches) of oil palm.

Chief Secretary of Telangana, Somesh Kumar expressed hope that the state would emerge as the largest oil-palm producing area in the country in 3-4 years. He outlined the state initiatives in this regard saying that Telangana has notified 26 districts for oil palm cultivation and 11 oil processors are operating in the state. 

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