Oil Seed Board conceives plan to promote edible oil production

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Islamabad

Pakistan Oil Seed Development Board has conceived a plan in order to promote oil seed production at micro level for producing pure and hygienic edible oil for domestic consumption.

The concept is aimed at to reduce the reliance on imported edible oil as well as for saving billion of dollars being spent on the import of different oils including palm and soyabean for tackling the domestic requirements, said Dr Ghulam Muhammad Ali Managing Director of Pakistan Oil Seed Development Board and Member Plant Sciences in Pakistan Agriculture Research Council.

Talking to APP here on Friday he said that under the initiative, small farmers would be encouraged to cultivate oil seeds including sunflower, canola and mustard at least over one acre land to meet with his annual edible oil requirements.—APP