Dynamics of oilseeds and edible oils sector in India-An impact analysis of trade liberalization

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v38i6.6730    | Article Id: LR-3168 | Page : 821-825
Citation :- Dynamics of oilseeds and edible oils sector in India-An impact analysisof trade liberalization .Legume Research.2015.(38):821-825

Murlidhar Meena*, A.P. Mishra  and G. Narayanan 

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Directorate of Groundnut Research, P.B. # 5, Junagadh - 362 001, India.


Oilseeds occupy the prime position next to cereals on crop map of India and had golden age between the late eighties and early nineties. In last two decades, all the oilseeds except soyabean experienced negative growth in area led to stagnant or decreasing domestic production of oilseeds in the country.Consequently, today India is importing more than half of its annual edible oils demand which is driven by the ever increasing population and urbanization over the period of time. To become self-sufficient, either it is required to improve the national oilseeds productivity or shift to better alternative crops with higher oil content like palm (4 ton ha-1). The present study offers the meaningful insights into the changing oilseeds and edible oils scenario in India.


Compound growth rate Edible oils Instability index Oilseeds Principal Component Analysis Trade liberalization.


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