HYDERABAD: With the high demand for oil seeds at the country, the Telangana government is reassuring oil palm cultivation from the country, agriculture ministry S Niranjan Reddy said.
The central authorities has stated that 25 of those 33 districts in the country are acceptable for oil palm farming and allowed.
Replying to the queries raised by MLAs Balka Suman, Guvvala Balaraju, Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy during the question hour in the meeting, the minister stated that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was contributing to priority to oil palm cultivation in the nation.
“Within our nation, although the cooking oil use is 21 million ton each year, we’re importing oil from different nations by spending roughly Rs 79,000 crore annually. Of this, Rs 40,000 crore is spent on palm oil independently. To promote oil palm cultivation, the Centre was providing incentives to its farming throughout the nation,” Niranjan Reddy stated.
The agriculture ministry said the territory under cultivation, such as horticulture is 1. 41 crore acres from the country as of today and it’s very likely to rise by one lakh further. The state government’s participation was 55 percent of the total paddy procurement from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the nation. In oil palm cultivation, the country will make background. To start with, the farming has started in 6,000 acres, ” the ministry stated.
TRS MLA Balka Suman explained the previous authorities in the united AP stated Telangana districts weren’t acceptable for oil palm farming except a couple of packs such as Kothagudem and surrounding regions.