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Oil Palm Development Program is jointly sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka, in which the fund sharing pattern is 75:25 respectively.

Under this program, the farmers are being encouraged to take up oil palm cultivation by extending various kinds of assistance such as input subsidy (in the form of fertilizers), planting material subsidy, assistance for purchase of Diesel Pump-set, Leaf Chopping Machine, Weed cutter, Harvesting tools, Alluminium ladder (for harvesting of bunches), for installing Drip irrigation and drilling of new bore-wells in their oil palm plantation.  The farmers are also taken on tour for training regarding oil palm cultivation


Edible oil status in the country

  • The demand for edible oil in the    country is 14 million MT the production is only 7.0 million MT.

  • The balance 7 million MT of edible oil is imported valued at Rs.28000 crores.

  • Edible oil consumption is projected to grow at 6% per annum.


Why Oil plam?

  • Highest edible oil yielding crop (4.5 Mt/ ha.).

  • Small farmers irrigated crop.Perennial revenue yielding crop (5 to 35 yrs).

  • Eco-friendly less labour intensive crop.Highly nutritive oil with rich in Vit-A & E.


Potential Area and Partners Participation




An Over view of Area expansion under Oil Palm in the State


Monitoring mechanism


  • Its a high level Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Horticulture Dept.
  • The Committee comprises of representative from Govt. of India (ISOPOM division), Directorate of Oil Palm Research (DOPR), State Govt. Planning and Finance Dept.
  • The main function of the Committee is to meet once in 3 -4 months and review the progress under the project and to take administrative decisions for speedy implementation of the project.


  • Its a committee constituted with a main objective to decide the price of oil palm produce (Fresh Fruit Bunches - FFBs).
  • The Committee is headed by Principal Secretary, Horticulture dept., the companies and the selected farmer representative are the members.

The Additional Director of Horticulture, Oil Palm is the Member Secretary to both the Committees