Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Mega Oil Palm Plantation drive organized in 49 districts of 11 states


Various State Governments along with Oil Palm Processing Companies, organized a Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive from  25th of July 2023 till today

Oil Palm Plantation done in more than 3500 ha. area, involving approximately 7000 farmers in above-mentioned duration

Posted On: 12 AUG 2023 11:58AM by PIB Delhi

Under the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm, the State Governments along with Oil Palm processing companies initiated a ‘Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive’ that commenced on 25th July 2023 to further promote and increase oil palm cultivation, making the country and its farmers ‘Atma-Nirbhar’ in edible oils production. This will further assist in achieving the target of bringing an additional area of 6.5 lakh ha. under oil palm production by 2025-26.

The major oil palm growing states where the plantation drive was organized are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Tripura. The Oil Palm Processing companies such as Patanjali Food Pvt. Ltd., Godrej Agrovet, and 3F participated actively in the drive. Apart from that other regional companies such as KE Cultivation and NavBharat also participated in the drive. The Mega Oil Palm Plantation drive concluded on 12th August 2023. Through this drive, the states and the companies were able to reach out to more than 7000 farmers in 77 villages of 49 districts in 11 states, covering approximately 3500 ha. of the area and planting more than 5.00 lakh planting material.

As part of the mega plantation drive, the companies also organized unique and intensive large-scale technical training seminars on oil palm cultivation for farmers along with the department staff. The aim of the seminars conducted was to make the farmers and the staff more aware of the management packages which will help to ensure the plants’ health, thereby enhancing productivity and creating sustainable income sources.

Several dignitaries including senior political leaders, department officials, and gram panchayat members also graced the series of events that were conducted as part of the Pan-India Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive.

Under the scheme, farmers are also provided various incentives, including quality planting material, financial assistance for the maintenance of the crop and intercropping. Additionally, the farmers are also provided an assured market with guaranteed prices for their produce.

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  1. 3rd August in Bidar district of Karnataka

  1. Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive inaugurated by Shri Ratan Lal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of Tripura in Jirania Agril district of Tripura.

                     

  1. Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive on 8th Aug in Tinisukia district, Assam. Hon’ble CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Agri Minister Shri Atul Bora, Swami Ramdev Ji and other public representatives graced the event

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