Our interest in oil palm cultivation
- Our founder of Save Nature Foundation, Mr. P. Nimbadri Rao showed interest in cultivating Oil palm in 5 acres of land if Govt. provides us support by giving subsidies. Unfortunately there are some delays in providing subsidy to farmers in Medak District despite of many farmers showing their interest in cultivating Oil palm in Medak, Telengana - V6 News Article.
Oilpalm is used in commercial agriculture in the production of palm oil which is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms. Oil palm cultivation assumes significance for augmenting the indigenous availability of edible oil as it is the highest oil yielding perennial crop with 4-5 MT of palm oil and 0.4-0.5 MT palm kernel oil (PKO) per Ha. In comparative terms, yield of palm oil is 5 times the yield of edible oil obtainable from traditional oilseeds.
This perennial crop has an economic life span of 30 years. Nearly 70 percent of palm oil is used in foods like chocolate and ice cream, bread and potato chips. At the same time, industrial uses, including the production of bio fuels and cosmetics, is constantly expanding and now accounts for nearly 30 percent of total consumption - Horticultural Department, Telangana State.