Enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought-prone environments through varietal technology to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India

Published on 30 December 2011

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Start Date: 1 April 2011 | End Date: 31 March 2016

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The overall goal of the project is to enhance oil productivity of groundnut (oil production per unit area) by promoting cultivation in the rainfed cropping systems of varieties that are high yielding and high in oil content with enhanced O/L ratio.

The main aim of the project is to develop groundnut varieties with high yield, high oil content and enhanced O/L ratio to increase oil production in rainfed, drought-prone environments and oil stability (shelf life) of groundnut using both, conventional and molecular tools.

 The  project is significant as it aims to boost production of high quality groundnut oil in India, which is a net importer of edible oils. With enhanced oil content and O/L ratio in new groundnut varieties, the proposed project envisages increase in health benefits to consumers and a reduction in the importation of edible oil thus reducing the burden on India’s exchequer. In addition, the high oil recovery from new groundnut varieties will catalyze oil processing industry and as a consequence bring in additional incomes to poor groundnut farmers of the SAT regions in the country.

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2 Responses to “Enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought-prone environments through varietal technology to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India”

  1. Pls let me know the manufacturing process of groundnnut oil and also the investment required to be made for production of 1000 MT oil per day. I m available on 9223476034. thanks

  2. Pls read 1000 KG instead of 1000 MT. error regretted.

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