SEA estimates that there is a record harvest of mustard, and recommends that the center should start buying under MSP.

Appreciating the record mustard crop in the current rabies season, the Solvent Pickers Association of India (SEA) urged the government to provide it under the MSP scheme. In his monthly letter to SEA members, SEA president Ajay Jhunjhunwala said that this year the area of ​​rabi oilseed is about the same as last year. However, the area under rape-mustard crop increased by about 2.5 million hectares. RMSI Cropalytics Pvt Ltd, which participated in the organization’s pan-India rape-mustard crop survey, provided regularly updated reports on the mustard -crop  Moisture is quite good and the mustard crop is developing well.

“Even if RMSI were to release a final report and crop estimate in mid-March, current data is quite positive and we would not be surprised by a record mustard crop this rabies season, Since the current price of mustard is below the MSP (minimum support price), he said, the maximum arrival in the next two weeks will put pressure on the prices and reduce it further below the MSP. “I request the government to direct its procurement agencies into action, i.e. start getting MSP from mandis to support farmers,

Oilseeds abhiyan

Referring to the interim budget proposal for Aatmanirbhar Oilseeds Abhiyan, he said he has requested the government to provide adequate financial support to make the abhiyan successful for implementation. The aim of the association is to reduce the current dependence on edible oil imports from 60 percent to 30 percent in the next 10 years. He estimated that an additional million tons per year would be needed due to consumption and population growth.

He emphasized the need to encourage private sector partnerships with oilseed extension and exploration companies. Non-traditional sources like rice bran, tree oilseeds, cottonseeds and maize should also be addressed in this ‘abhiyan’. “This collaborative approach will complement the efforts of the government and help significantly increase the production and productivity of oilseeds in the country,” Jhunjhunwala said.

Rice bran ban

Referring to the extension of the ban on the export of oil-free rice bran till March 31, he said it has hurt domestic rice bran processors in eastern India, especially in western Bengal.

Claiming that browns are brown. Since rice is exported, he said, India indirectly exports rice bran by exporting brown rice when the importing countries process it. This indirectly avoids the ban on de oiled rice bran. This will further affect domestic rice mills and the rice bran processing industry, he said. reducing availability of raw materials. SEA sent its representation to Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Consumer Affairs and Minister of Food and Public Marketing. to stop the export of brown rice.

World Castor

He said that the 22nd World Castor Conference will be held in Ahmedabad from 22-23. February During the event, the “World Castor Sustainability Forum” will begin. The Castor Council has already launched a draft “Castor Sustainability Code” to promote sustainable practices in the cycling industry, and it will be launched on April 1st.

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