National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)

NMOOP envisages bringing an additional 1.25 lakh hectares under oil palm cultivation through area expansion approach in the States including utilisation of wastelands.
Key facts:
  • The States currently engaged in oil palm cultivation are Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal.
  • India‚Äôs edible oil imports are rising steeply. In the past 13 years, import of crude and refined oil was reported to have quadrupled and the import bill in this regard is expected to touch $ 15 billion in 2016-17.



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