The edible oil business searches for legislation to promote greater autonomy

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The industry anticipates an early implementation of a robust policy framework along the lines of the one the government established for the expansion of oil palm plantations in the nation, given that Finance Minister Nirmala SithaRaman stated a special focus to promote edible oil crops.

The industry, which uses up foreign cash because the nation still imports edible oil to fulfill demand, seeks legislative support to reduce import dependency to at least 30%. Over ₹1.35 lakh crore worth of edible oil is imported by India every year in the amount of 150 lakh tones.

The Finance Minister stated during her budget statement on Thursday that the government would create a plan to help oilseeds like mustard reach “atmanirbharta,”sunflower, sesame, groundnut, and soy bean.

“The government has implemented a commendable policy.” framework for the oil palm sector’s promotion. We Anticipate a policy similar to the mission on oil palm. In order to make it happen, we hope the government will shortly ensure the provision of finances. 

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