Spark Yellow Revolution to boost cultivation of oilseeds: Nasim Ali

The govt ought to set in movement a yellow revolution to raise oilseeds cultivation in the nation to satisfy the growing edible oils need, reported Nasim Ali, CEO, Oil Palm Plantations Business, Godrej Agrovet.

“Since we currently have a environmentally friendly, white, blue revolutions, it is higher time to go for a yellow revolution to enable the nation to turn into self-sustainable in edible oil production”, he reported although addressing a panel discussion on “Balancing farm efficiency and sustainable agriculture” in the BusinessLine Agri Summit here on Friday.

“We are now importing all around a hundred and fifty lakh tonnes of edible oil valued at all around ₹77,000 crore, which is leading to a significant drain to the exchequer,” he reported.

The typical vegetable oil seed production in India is .3 tonnes  per hectare per 12 months  compared to the Asian typical of 1.2  tonnes per hectare per 12 months.

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