Tilhan Mission

Context

  • The government will launch Tilhan Mission to make the country self-reliant in oilseed production.

About the Mission

  • India is the fourth largest vegetable oil economy in the world after the USA, China and Brazil.
  • Today, the oilseeds account for 13% of the cropped area in the country.
  • Still, India is the largest importer of palm oil in the world.
  • Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 34.19 million tonnes which is higher by 2.67 million tonnes than the production of 31.52 million tonnes during 2018-19.
  • Further, the production of oilseeds during 2019-20 is higher by 4.54 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

Source:PIB