India’s Oilseeds production increased by 5.63 million tonnes in last 3 years

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05 April 2022, New Delhi: The production of oilseeds in the country has been increased substantially during last three years from 31.52 million tonnes in 2018-19 to 37.15 million tonnes in 2021-22 (2nd Advance Estimates, Directorate of Economics and Statistics). Details of production of oilseeds during last three years and current year are as under:

YearProduction (Million Tonnes) 
2018-1931.52
2019-2033.22
2020-2135.95
2021-22*37.15
* 2nd Advance Estimates, Directorate of Economics and Statistics.

The estimated production of soybean, as per 2nd Advance Estimates of Directorate of Economic and Statistics, is 13.12 million tonnes during 2021-22 compared to the production of 12.61 million tonnes during 2020-21. 

The Government has been implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, National Food Security Mission- Oilseeds & Oil palm (NFSM-OS&OP) from 2018-19 onwards to increase the production and productivity of oilseeds in the country. Now the Government has launched a separate Mission for Oil Palm namely National Mission on Edible Oils (Oil Palm) – NMEO (OP) in 2021-22. 

Both NFSM- Oilseeds and NMEO (OP) are being implemented in the country with the objective of augmenting the availability of edible oils by increasing the production and productivity of oilseeds & oil palm and reducing the import burden.

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