What is found as an answer to make certain India’s self-sufficiency in oil palm cultivation is inter-cropping of oil palm with tea plantations. Authorities think that looking at the large dependence of imports to fulfill India’s palm oil requirements, a doable way out could be partaking with tea planters and encourage inter-cropping.
At a webinar on ‘Future of Palm in India’, Shatadru Chattopadhyay, MD of Solidaridad Network Asia Ltd, knowledgeable that there is good likely for oil palm cultivation in the North-East area amid tea plantations.
“Apart from the oil marketplace, we are viewing good opportunity to interact with tea plantation sector to boost oil palm cultivation. There is a want to investigate inter-cropping opportunities for oil palm in tea plantation locations,” Chattopadhyay claimed at the webinar, jointly organised by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) and Globoil India on Friday.
For every an estimate, the North-East area has