India is the 4th largest oil seed producing econ- omy in the world after USA, China and Brazil, which contributes about 10% of the world oilseeds production, 6-7% of the global production of vegetable oil, and nearly 7% of protein meal.
What is the position of India in the production of oilseeds?
India ranks first in the production of most of the minor oilseeds (castor, niger, safflower and sesame). In the case of major oilseeds, India ranks first in the production of groundnut, second in rapeseed-mustard, and fifth in soybean. Oilseed crops contribute a significant proportion to the agricultural GDP.
Is India the largest producer of oilseeds?
India is the largest producer of oilseeds in the world. Oilseed is the vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the plants. The oil is found in the endosperm of the seed. Soybeans is the world’s highly produced oilseed.
Which state is the largest producer of oilseeds in India 2021?
India’s largest oilseed producing state is Gujarat.
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 is a major oilseeds crop in India?
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.
Who is the second largest producer of oilseeds?
Malaysia is the world’s second largest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia. India is the world’s largest importer of edible oil.
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.