Three main oilseeds namely, groundnut, soybean, and rapeseed-mustard ac- counted for over 88% of total oilseeds output. Soybean is the most important crop grown mainly in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan accounting for more than 95% of total production.
Which OIl seeds are grown in India?
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).
Which state is the largest producer of oilseeds in India 2021?
India’s largest oilseed producing state is Gujarat. It mainly produces groundnut. – Rajasthan is India’s top Rapeseed & Mustard producing state, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Which state is the largest producer of soybean in India?
Production of soybean in India is dominated by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh which contribute 89 per cent of the total production.
In which season oilseeds is grown?
Sowing of oilseeds in India, the worlds largest edible oil buyer, is lagging behind this year because of patchy rains at the start of June to September monsoon season, the farm ministry said. Soybean, groundnut and sunflower are major winter oilseeds, sown in June and July and harvested in October and November.
Which company is the largest producer of edible oil in India?
Cargill Foods is now the largest producer of edible oil in India with a capacity of making 5 million pouches daily.