Oil palm industry pegs 7 lakh acres of crop potential in Telangana

Elvera Bartels

Even as the Telangana authorities has determined twenty five districts for promotion of oil palm crop, the field pegs a potential of seven lakh acres for the edible oil crop in the Condition.

The field feels the greater availability of water from the new irrigation initiatives could give a fillip to oil palm crop.

“Currently, oil palm is developed in only four districts (Nalgonda, Suryapet, Khammam, Bhadradri) in the Condition, masking an extent of 45,000 acres and yielding thirty,000 tonnes of crude palm oil,” Oil Palm Builders and Processors Association (OPDPA) President Sanjay Goenka has said.

Telangana’s latest edible oil necessity is about four lakh tonnes per annum. The deficit can simply be fulfilled by cultivating the crop in just two lakh acres of land ensuing in five-seven lakh tonnes of palm oil currently being developed,” he said.

“This will put Telangana as the very first Condition in the region

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