Sunday, September 20, 2015

Current Data on Oil Seeds Production in India

Last Updated: September 20, 2015
 A large variety of oil seeds are produced in India such as groundnut, castor seed, sesamum, rapeseed and mustard, linseed, Soyabean, sunflower, nigerseed and safflower. 

India holds a significant share in world oil seed production. It is second largest producer of groundnut after China and third largest producer of Rapeseed after China and Canada. 

In 1970s, India produced around 9 million tonnes of oil seeds. This figure has grown up to 25 million tonnes in nineties. 

Production & Acreage 

As per the fourth Advance Estimates for 2013-14, India’s oilseeds production is expected to be 32.9 million tonnes. The oilseed production in India has seen remarkable progress since 1951 when India produced a meagre 5.16 million tonnes of them. Currently, oil seeds share 14% of the area under major crops. 



India’s largest oilseed producing state is Gujarat, thanks to its position as top groundnut producing state of India. 

Rajasthan is India’s top Rapeseed & Mustard producing state, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. Almost half (48.12%) of Rapeseed and Mustard is produced by only Rajasthan. 

India’s top Soyabean producing state is Madhya Pradesh with a share of 44% in India’s total production of this protein rich crop. Among other oil crops, Karnataka is largest producer of Sunflower.

India’s Oilseed Factsheet 
Period →                                                    ‘71-72 to ’80-81 ‘81-82 to ‘90-91 ‘91-92 to ‘00-01 ‘01-02 to ‘10-11 
Average area under oilseed (million hectares) 17.01               20.09                25.5                25.67 
Average oilseed production (million tonnes)    9.17                 13.6                  21.33              25.08
Average oilseed yield (Kg/hectare)                 538.2               670.6                835.8              971.19 

Source: Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation 
Last Updated: September 20, 2015

SOURCE : http://www.gktoday.in/blog/current-data-on-oil-seeds-production-in-india/

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