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National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)

India is one of the major oilseeds grower and importer of edible oils. India’s vegetable oil economy is world’s fourth largest after USA, China & Brazil. The oilseed accounts for 13% of the Gross Cropped Area, 3% of the Gross National Product and 10% value of all agricultural commodities. This sector has recorded annual growth rate of area, production and yield @ 2.44%, 5.47% and 2.96% respectively during 1999-2009.

The diverse agro-ecological conditions in the country are favourable for growing 9 annual oilseed crops, which include 7 edible oilseeds (groundnut, rapeseed & mustard, soybean, sunflower, sesame, safflower and niger) and two non-edible oilseeds (castor and linseed). Oilseeds cultivation is undertaken across the country in about 27 million hectares mainly on marginal lands, of which 72% is confined to rainfed farming.

Studies in NMOOP


  • Yield Gap Analysis (R&M) 2008-09 to 2012-13
  • Approval of Study under Sagarmala - Oil Palm (MM-II 21-07-2015)
  • Study on “Utilization of Rice fallows for cultivation of oilseeds and pulses in Eastern Region" Jan 2015
  • Yield Gap Analysis (soybean) 2008-09 to 2012-13
  • Possibilities to shift Sugarcane area to Castor
  • Yield Gap Analysis (GroundNut) 2008-09 to 2012-13
  • Yield Gap Analysis (Sesame) 2008-09 to 2012-13
  • Feasibility Study for Oil Palm - West Bengal - Jan. 2016
  • Feasibility Study for Oil Palm - BTC - Assam - Nov. 2016
  • Performance of Indigenous and Imported Seedlings of Oil Palm in Tamil Nadu
Click here for the Approved Annual Action Plan-NSC 2018-19


Officers in M/o Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001
Tel:011-23381176 , FAX : 011 23382417 

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