Emami Agritech sees FY18 rice bran oil output rising 20%.

Rice bran oil production is expected to grow 20% in 2017-18 (Apr-Mar) to 1.2 million tonnes owing to rising demand from health-conscious consumers. Major demand for the oil is seen arising from West Bengal, Punjab and some pockets in southern India. The country produced around 1 million tonnes of the premium oil last year. In West Bengal, rice bran oil production is seen growing to around 200,000 tonnes in 2017-18 from 180,000 tonnes in 2016-17.