India's frying problem - How to reduce imports

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25 January, 2022

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India’s frying problem – How to reduce imports

Consumption of cooking oil is expected to climb in India by as much as 17 per cent over the next four years. India will likely produce about 10 million tons of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tons.

Cooking oil is used to fry jalebis, the sticky, road-side sweet, and for practically every other staple dish.

Increasing domestic palm oil production would augment the overall supply of vegetable oil in the country. India aims to produce 1 million tons by 2026 and further boost output to 2.8 million tons by 2030, up from 300,000 tons.

Most of the commodities are linked to global prices that have rallied in the past year due to a supply crunch and rising biofuel use.

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