EXPLAINED: Why PM Modi Wants India To Become Atmanirbhar In Palm Oil Production

EXPLAINED: Why PM Modi Wants India To Become Atmanirbhar In Palm Oil Production
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India is the world’s largest edible oil importer, depending on the likes of Malaysia and Indonesia to meet about 60 per cent of its annual need. But efforts have been on to change that by encouraging the farm sector to step up cultivation of oil palms. The Centre has okayed the 11,040-crore National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) days after PM Narendra Modi called on farmers to make India “atmanirbhar” in edible oil production. Here’s what you need to know.

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Read more at: https://www.news18.com/news/explainers/explained-why-pm-modi-wants-india-to-become-atmanirbhar-in-palm-oil-production-4099904.html

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  • 20 Aug 2021
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