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Massive production of mustard seeds leads to an increase in palm oil imports

The government is giving production of edible oils very high priority, and this is reflected in the mustard seeds seeing the highest production, going up from 91 LMT to 101 LMT this year, an official statement said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, palm oil (crude and refined) import quantity for August 2021 was 7.43 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) as against 5.65 LMT in July 2021, an increase of 31.5 per cent from the previous month, which was largely due to opening up of the economy, the Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ministry statement said.

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