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What is the total production of oilseeds in India in 2013-14?
1. 34.32 million tonnes
2. 43.34 million tonnes
3. 20.89 million tonnes
4. 30.72 million tonnes

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 30.72 million tonnes

The correct answer is 30.72 million tonnes.

  • Oilseeds Production:
    • The country needs 25 million tonnes of edible oils to meet its requirement at the current consumption level of 19 kg per person per year.
    • Out of the total requirement, 10.50 million tonnes are produced domestically from primary (Soybean, Rapeseed & Mustard, Groundnut, Sunflower, Safflower & Niger) and secondary sources (Oil palm, Coconut, Rice Bran, Cotton seeds & Tree Borne Oilseeds) and remaining 60%, is met through import.
    • The oilseed production of the country has been growing impressively.
    • Despite this, there exists a gap between the demand and supply of oilseeds, which has necessitated sizeable quantities of imports.
    • India is the second-largest producer of groundnut after China and the third-largest producer of Rapeseed after China and Canada.

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