27 Apr

Interview with VN Dalmia, President of the Indian Olive Oil Association

President Dalmia, India decided to invest so much in olive oil market. Somebody is talking about a new Olive orchard model in the area called Rajasthan. Particularly they are intentioned to invest using very modern and high technologically irrigated systems. Why are you spending so much attention to olive cultivation?

VM Dalmia, president of the indian olive oil associationIn reality, I do not think that India is paying great attention to olive cultivation. The interest and attention is only just starting now. The entrepreneurs who are investing in olive cultivation now are courageous entrepreneurs because they are doing something new in India. There is no precedent, yet they are bravely taking a risk. It will be 2013 or later that their investments will begin to provide returns. The Rajasthan project is a pioneering project and the first of its kind in India.


In Rajasthan, the project is being undertaken in collaboration with an Israeli producer of olive oil. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan state, on a visit to a kibbutz in Israel, was impressed by their olive cultivation using drip irrigation for dry land farming in difficult circumstances, conditions similar to the dry desert state of Rajasthan. She was impressed enough to invite Israeli collaboration for similar projects in Rajasthan. At present, the project is only a pilot project on 250 hectares of land where the State Government of Rajasthan has provided the land, the Israeli firm has provided the technical expertise and an Indian firm has provided the seed capital. So it is a 3-way collaboration. Since this is the first project, it cannot be said that we are paying great attention to olive cultivation. At present, it is merely a trickle.

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6 Responses to “Interview with VN Dalmia, President of the Indian Olive Oil Association”

  1. Chandra Shekhar Says:

    Dear Sir
    I am working as a structural design engineer in Melbourne, Residents of Melbourne Australia.
    In Australia Olive is one of the impartment tree/oil in this culture
    When I was in India I was doing rice, cotton, sugarcane in my fields at Nellore AP.
    In AP Nellore we are having 37 Ac of good wet land with bore water and power.
    I am Interested to cultivate OLIVES in my lands

  2. Rajeev Sharma Says:

    Dear Sir,I have few acres of land in Una dist. of H.P.The climate of the region is just like Punjab.The land seems to be suitable for Olives.I am interested in growing this crop.Plz let me know the possibilities of success of this project in my village.Also tell me about the project cost.Thanks and regards.

  3. GEETHA RAJKUMAR Says:

    Dear Sir,
    We are garment exporters and currently we are planning for a diversification.
    We have around 50 acres of dry land in Annur, Tamilnadu. Will it be possible to cultivate Olives and what will be the costs involved.
    Please could you give a detailed reply.

    Regards,
    Geetha Rajkumar,
    Tirupur,
    Tamilnadu,
    India.

  4. Dhyan Singh Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am having 75 acres of land in Rajasthan, in bikaner. I am intrested to cultivates olive tree. Please assist how you can help me.

    Thanks

    Dhyan

  5. mohan lal nehra Says:

    dear Sir,I have few acres of land in sikar dist. of rajasthan.The land seems to be suitable for Olives.I am interested in growing this crop.Plz let me know the possibilities of success of this project in my village.Also tell me about the project cost.Thanks and regards.

  6. KL SRINIVAS Says:

    Is using Olive oil for indian condition preferable .
    If ok what should be the type of Olive oil for making curry and for Frying veg items

    regards
    K.L.S

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