ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Vanaspati-High Stakes in Imported Oils

December 5, 1981 DOMESTIC producers would not ordinarily he enthusiastic about largo imports of a competing product. It is curious, therefore, to find the vanaspati industry among the most active lobbyists for continuing large imports of edible oils into the country. In fact it is engaged in precisely this activity just now. The government was to have announced early last month its so-called edible oils policy for the new oil season, which effectively amounts to an announcement of how much edible oils are intended to be imported. The announcement is yet to come. It may safely be assumed that the vanaspati industry is straining every nerve to ensure that the government continueswith the policy of the last few years of large imports of edible oils.

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