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 to emerge as a self-reliant Condition in its edible oil needs. The Condition has a potential to improve the oil palm acreage to 7 lakh acres,” Sanjay Goenka, who is also the Controlling Director and Main Govt Officer of 3F Oil Palm, said.

He said the Condition has determined parts in twenty five districts for the promotion of the edible oil crop.

If the Condition could improve the oil palm acreage, it could assistance farmers create supplemental revenues as it would be in the posture to offer the surplus oil to the neighbouring States.

“Successful adoption of oil palm cultivation by farmers in Andhra Pradesh is a testimony to the sustained and certain common money from the crop,” he said.

He said the supplemental acreage would also assistance catch the attention of investments into the oil processing field. “It is necessary for the oil palm crop to be processed within 24 several hours from its harvesting. This will assistance be certain investments in the rural space as the processing units will need to be found closer to the plantations,” he pointed out.

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