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CCEA approves National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 22:18

The government on Thursday approved implementation of the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) during the 12th Plan Period and has allocated Rs 3,507 crore for the purpose.

Genome mapping of oil palm could help improve yields

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 15:03

Scientists have identified a single gene critical for yield of the oil palm and have also reported the plants genomic sequence.

Centre to procure 90,000 tonnes of oil palm from AP

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 15:59

"On the request of Andhra Pradesh government, Agriculture Ministry has sanctioned Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) to procure 90,000 tonnes of oil palm fresh fruit bunches...In the state," Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 15:53

The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if they continue to grow unchecked, says a new study.