Minister Ratan Lal Nath attends international conference on oil palm cultivation in Malaysia

Agartala, Nov 10: The state agriculture minister Ratan Lal Nath recently visited the international conference on oil palm cultivation held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, to understand the technological advancement of the crop and find the feasibility of the economic benefit from the production of oil palm in Tripura.

“Oil palm is one of the profitable crops now in use by the farmers of India. Already, oil palm plantations have been started in our state as part of a special drive. After attending the international oil palm conference held in Kuala Lumpur, I became aware of different aspects of oil palm cultivation, especially the international demand patterns and supply chains”, Nath wrote in his recent social media post.

A total of 2,000 hectares of land will be expanded for oil palm cultivation with the financial help of the Central Government, out of which plantation is completed on 47 hectares of land located in various parts of the state.

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