Oil palm crop is one of the highest oil (palm oil) yielding crops among the all perennial crops. Oil palm tree produces edible palm-oil as well as palm kernel-oil. This oil palm is considered as golden palm due to its high yielding capacity. Oil palm produces 4 to 5 tonnes per ha of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and 0.40 to 0.50 tonne per ha of Palm Kernel Oil (PKO) from 4th to 30th year of its productive life spam.
Oil palm crop provides the excellent substitute of importing the oil. In India, oil palm is being cultivated in 13 states by covering about 3,15,000 hectares by 2017-18 under irrigated conditions. Potential states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.
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Bring additional 1.05 lakh hectare area under oil palm cultivation through area expansion approach in the country during next two years ie. 2017-18 and 2019-20. The total area in the country will be 4.20 lakh ha by the end of March 2020.
Oilseeds Division, Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare will implement the scheme at national level. Joint Secretary (Oilseeds) will act as Mission Director of NMOOP. The Principal Secretary (Agriculture/Horticulture) of the respective state will be in charge of the scheme at state level.
Twelve states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will be covered under this scheme.
The funds would be released to the states as per norms of NMOOP. The expenditure will be shared between Central and State Government in the ratio of 90:10 for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram and 60:40 for remaining States.
However, 100% support is being provided to Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR), Pedavegi, Andhra Pradesh for supply of planting materials, need based R&D and extension activities.
Under the MM-II of NMOOP, financial assistance are being provided to the farmers @ 85% cost of the planting material (Rs. 12000/ - per ha) and @ 50% cost of the other components like maintenance cost of new plantations for four years (Rs. 20000/ - per ha), inputs for inter-cropping in oil palm during gestation period (Rs. 20000/ - per ha) , installation of drip - irrigation systems, diesel/electric pump-sets, bore-well (Rs. 50000/ - per unit), water harvesting structures/ponds, construction of vermi-compost units and purchasing of machinery & tools etc.
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