India has opened up the exports of edible oils in bulk quantity in what the Hindu Business Line has described as a “major policy shift” by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India allows bulk edible oil exports
Indian government approves closure of two jatropha joint ventures
The Indian government has approved the closure of two joint ventures growing the jatropha energy crop for biofuels production.
Ruchi Soya to process and pack edible oils for Patanjali Ayurved
India’s Ruchi Soya Industries has signed a three-year agreement to process and pack edible oils supplied by consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved, the Economic Times reported on 13 February.
Sharplex supplies world’s largest vertical pressure leaf filter to Adani Wilmar
Process filtration equipment company Sharplex Filters (India) reported in January that it had received its first order for the world’s largest vertical pressure leaf filter (VPLF), which it designed six months ago.
Standards for food fortification
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set out standards for fortification of basic food items such as milk, wheat flour and cooking oil with micronutrients and is also weighing up legislation to make some fortification compulsory, just-food reported on 25 November.
New mechanism to help oil marketing companies blend ethanol with petrol
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) passed a proposal on 13 November to set up a new mechanism to revise ethanol prices to help public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) blend ethanol with petrol, reports Business Standard.