Govt source says India aims 75,000 ha more under oil palm by FY19.

India aims to bring around 75,000 ha of additional land under oil palm plantation by 2018-19 (Apr-Mar) to boost production of palm oil in the country. Efforts are being made to increase domestic production in the country. Andhra Pradesh, the largest palm oil producing state, has 156,000 ha under the crop. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and Odisha are other major states where oil palm is cultivated. The plant is also grown in parts of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland, Telangana, Kerala and Goa.