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Higher demand of non-vegetarian food leading to increase in animal feed imports by 70%

PUNE: Import of oilmeals, used as animal feed, rose 70% in 2019-20 because of higher demand, stagnant local production and lower duty of shipments from some African countries, trade bodoy Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) said.

"India imports oilcake/meal for domestic processing and or direct usage in cattle/poultry feeds. During the financial year 2019-20 (Apr.’19 to Mar.’20 ) India imported 1,142,902 tons of various oilcake/meal/feed valued at Rs. 3218.09 crores against 670,709 ton.

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