India to become 'self-reliant' in edible oil, PM Modi briefs 'master plan'

New Delhi: The Central government is likely to take several major decisions in the coming days to make the country self-reliant in edible oil. Addressing the farmers after releasing the 9th installment of Kisan Samman Nidhi, PM Narendra Modi said that the government is going to take steps to make the country self-reliant in edible oil in the coming days and an investment of Rs 11,000 crore will be made for this. PM Modi further said that just as the country has become self-reliant in wheat and rice, we have set a target of becoming self-reliant in the matter of edible oil.

Addressing the farmers, PM Modi said, "Self-reliance is not enough only in wheat, rice, and sugar, but self-reliance in pulses and oil is also essential and farmers of India can do it. A few years ago, when there was a huge shortage of pulses in the country, I requested the farmers of the country to increase the production of pulses, my request was accepted by the farmers of the country, as a result, in the last six years, the production of pulses in the country has increased by 50 percent, the work we have done in pulses or in the past with regard to wheat and paddy, now the same resolution is the oil to eat. also for the production of. We have to work on a war footing so that our country is self-reliant in edible oil."

PM Modi said, "The National Edible Oil Mission Oil Palm has now been resolved for self-reliance in edible oils. 11,000 crore will be invested in the ecosystem related to edible oil. The Government will ensure that farmers get every facility ranging from good seeds to technology, under this mission, along with promoting oil palm cultivation, the cultivation of other traditional oilseeds crops we have will also be expanded."

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