Hyderabad: A high-level Malaysian delegation met Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar at BRKR Bhavan today and discussed the possibilities of exploring a partnership in the oil palm sector with the Telangana Government.
CEO of Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Wan Aishah Wan Hamid, Promotions and Communications Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Council Ms Razita Razak, Malaysian Palm Oil Council member Ms Ruchi Srivastava, Director General Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Dr Ahmed Parveez Ghulam Kadir, CEO Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council Datuk Haji Daud Amatzin and Muhammed Haris Bin Abdullah, Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council were part of the high-level delegation.
Welcoming the delegation to the State, the Chief Secretary observed that the Telangana state government has embarked on a massive programme to promote oil palm in the state by targeting oil palm cultivation on 20 lakh acres in a phased manner. The state imports seeds from Malaysia in large quantities. As such, there is huge potential for both countries in the oil palm sector.
The Chief Secretary requested that the delegation members assist in speedy clearances for germinated seed shipments supplied by Malaysian companies. He sought the cooperation of Malaysia in training and certification support for the Oil palm mission in Telangana. He wanted the delegation to work out a mutually beneficial mechanism for employment opportunities for Telangana youth in oil palm sector in Malaysia. Support for the upcoming high-level ministerial delegation to Malaysia, along with more collaboration with Malaysian companies, was also sought.OSD Telangana Bhavan Sanjay Jaju, Secretary Agriculture & Co-operation Raghunandan Rao, Spl Secretary Industries Vishnuvardhan Reddy, TSIIC MD Sri Narasimha Reddy, MD, TSOILFED Surender, Director Food Processing Society Akhil, Joint Director Horticulture Sarojini and other officials attended the meeting. (INN)