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

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Cement- Industry Asking for More

December 6, 1986 unsaid on the subject. It is therefore scarcely surprising that the 24th all-India convention had nothing new to say. While it would appear rather uncharitable to belittle the importance of the various measures taken by the government to augment indigenous supply of vegetable oils through increased oilseeds production and fuller exploitation of the existing oil-bearing resources, there is no getting away from the harsh fact that the average annual indigenous production of edible oils over the past seven years works out to only around 29.3 lakh tonnes and edible oil imports during the same period have averaged around 12.3 lakh tonnes. Talking to a cross-section of knowledgeable persons in the oilseeds trade and industry the impression one gathers is that oilseeds production in 1986-87

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