No realistic plan of reducing import dependence in edible oils is possible without recognising the role of oil palm

Source: Indian express What is the news? Recently, the Government of India launched National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm. The scheme aims at increasing the total area under oil palm from the current 3.5 lakh hectares (lh) to 10 lh by 2025-26. Must read: Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils- Oil Palm… Continue reading No realistic plan of reducing import dependence in edible oils is possible without recognising the role of oil palm

The dangers of India’s palm oil push

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Issues associated with Palm oil cultivation Synopsis: The recent push by Government of India to promote production of palm oil in Northeast and Andaman Nicobar islands has raised various concerns. A brief look. Context On August 15th, 2021, PM announced a support of Rs 11,000 crore to incentivize oil palm production.… Continue reading The dangers of India’s palm oil push

Explore unconventional sources of edible oil

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Analysis of New Edible Oil mission Synopsis: The new edible oil mission launched by Central government offers both advantages and some issues. A brief look. Context In the backdrop of previous failed attempts to increase domestic oil seeds production, the government has recently set up Rs.11000 crore New Edible Oil Mission.… Continue reading Explore unconventional sources of edible oil

Why attempts to boost oil palm farming may work?

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Analysis of  National Mission on Edible Oils Synopsis: In light of the recently announced scheme to boost production of palm oil in India, a brief look at previous such attempts, their impact and the overall issues involved with palm oil cultivation. Context In order to boost domestic production of palm oil… Continue reading Why attempts to boost oil palm farming may work?

Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils Oil Palm

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Cabinet has given its approval to launch a new Mission on Oil palm, to be known as the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP). About National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP): NMEO-OP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme that aims to boost… Continue reading Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils Oil Palm