Home Press Release 3F Oil Palm commits to empowering farmers, boosting agro-economic growth in Andhra Pradesh through Rs. 550 cr investment in Oil Palm Plantation development and Processing

3F Oil Palm commits to empowering farmers, boosting agro-economic growth in Andhra Pradesh through Rs. 550 cr investment in Oil Palm Plantation development and Processing

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3F Oil Palm commits to empowering farmers, boosting agro-economic growth in Andhra Pradesh through Rs. 550 cr investment in Oil Palm Plantation development and Processing
  • 3F Oil Palm signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh CM Shri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
  • First company to commence operations in the state; impacted more than 50,000 farming families
  • To invest INR 550 crore over next 5 years across complete value chain of the project: Nursery Activities, Area Expansion and Crop Maintenance, FFB Collection and Handling, Farmer Services, Greenfield integrated Oil Palm Processing complex, R and D activities
  • Due to its pedigree in the Oil Palm plantation space, the company has been allotted an additional 24 mandals across the five districts of Tirupati, Chittoor, Guntur, Nandyal and Krishna
  • The company has already acquired 75 acres of land in Nallajerla Mandal for setting up its greenfield integrated Oil Palm Processing complex

National, October 4th, 2023: 3F Oil Palm, one of India’s leading oil palm companies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) for the sustainable development of farmers in the state with a significant investment of INR 550 Crores in Oil Palm cultivation. The MoU was signed by the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Sanjay Goenka, Managing Director and CEO, 3F Oil Palm. 

This landmark investment reaffirms 3F Oil Palm’s commitment to fostering economic growth, empowering local communities, and promoting environmentally responsible agricultural practices in the Oil Palm industry. 

During the MoU signing, Sri Kakani Govardhan Reddy, Hon’ble State Agriculture Minister, and Sri Gudivada Amarnath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment, and Information Technology, were also present.

3F Oil Palm was the first company to commence operations in the state, and has since developed more than 25,000 hectares of plantations, bringing together more than 50,000 farming families.  

The strategic partnership is expected to contribute significantly to the development of the region as it will help empower existing Oil Palm farmers as well bring in new prospective farmers into the fold of Oil Palm cultivation. 3F Oil Palm will invest in nursery activities, area expansion, crop maintenance, farmer services, fresh fruit bunches (FFB) collection and handling, R&D facilities, and a green field integrated palm oil processing complex in Ayyavaram village, Nallajerla Mandal, East Godavari. 

Due to 3F Oil Palm’s continued investment in the Oil Palm plantation space, the company has been allotted an additional 24 zones in the five districts of Tirupati, Chittoor, Guntur, Nandyal and Krishna with a potential area of over 1,00,000 Ha. 

A senior state government official, said “Palm oil cultivation in Andhra Pradesh stands as a beacon of economic empowerment, contributing over 85% of India’s production. It is a vital engine of growth, helps in reducing import dependency, creating jobs, and fostering prosperity in rural communities. This sector not only fuels GDP but also elevates the lives of farmers by way of increased farmer income. We are positive that this groundbreaking project that will revolutionize the oil palm cultivation landscape of the state.”

Sanjay Goenka, Managing Director and CEO, 3F Oil Palm, said: “We are enthusiastic to embark on this transformative journey with the farmers of Andhra Pradesh. Our milestone investment of Rs. 550 crore not only signifies our confidence in the potential of the region but also our commitment to sustainable and inclusive development. Together, we aim to create a thriving ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders. We are particularly elated as this MoU reaffirms the state government’s trust in our ability to deliver on our promise, to empower our farmers to make India self-reliant in Edible Oils. We thank the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for his visionary leadership and policy initiatives that have helped enhance the agriculture and industrial economies of the state.”

3F Oil Palm currently operates in the states of Karnataka, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh, other than Andhra Pradesh, with a cultivation area spread over more than 55,000 hectares and five processing units.

  • Investments in Nursery Activities
    • 3F Oil Palm already has 2 operational nurseries in the state and is on track to set up 3 more during FY 2023-2024
    • The 5 state of the art nurseries will cater to 15L saplings per year and will be enough to cover 10,000 Ha of Area under oil palm per year
    • The company will be investing INR 40 Cr per annum towards nursery activities for the next 5 years. This will total to an investment of INR 200 Cr over the next 5 years. 
  • Investment in Area Expansion and Crop Maintenance
    • 3F Oil Palm already has a workforce of 100 trained and experienced agriculture graduates specifically for the purpose of farmer training and crop maintenance
    • This will be increased to 300 agriculture experts by the end of FY 2023-2024
    • The company will be investing INR 5 Cr per annum towards Area Expansion and Crop Maintenance activities for the next 5 years. This will total to an investment of INR 25 Cr over the next 5 years. 
  • Investment in FFB Collection and Handling Infrastructure
    • 3F Oil Palm already has a network of 30 state of the art collection centres across the state catering to the needs of the farmers. 
    • 25 more collection centres will be added at an investment of INR 2 Cr per Collection Centre
    • The company will be investing INR 50 Cr towards FFB Collection and Handling activities over the next 5 years. 
  • Investment in Farmer Services
    • 3F Oil Palm already has 8 3F Akshaya Kendra’s (Agriculture services centres) across the state. These centres serve as a one stop shop to the farmer, catering to their every need: Micronutrients, fertilizers, irrigation equipment, tractor equipment, credit facilities, labour services, harvesting services, etc.
    • 12 more of such 3F Akshaya Kendra’s will be added in the state of Andhra Pradesh over the next 5 years
    • The company will be investing INR 25 Cr towards these activities over the next 5 years
  • Investment in Greenfield Integrated Oil Palm Processing Complex
    • 3F Oil Palm is setting up a green field integrated Palm oil processing complex in Ayyavaram village, Nallajerla Mandal, East Godavari. The company has already acquired 75 Ac of land on Dwaraka Tirumala Road for the project. The project will consist of the following
      • 60 MT/H Palm Oil Processing Unit.
      • 200 TPD Solvent Extraction Unit.
      • 400 TPD Palm Oil Refinery. 
      • 6 MW Power Project.
      • Zero liquid discharge Effluent Treatment Plant. 
      • DOC Unit for Animal Feed.
      • Ancillary Structures and buildings.
    • The company will be investing INR 250 Cr towards the new Greenfield Integrated Oil Palm Processing Complex 
    • This facility alone will generate and opportunity for 500 direct and 1000 indirect employment.

About 3F Oil Palm

3F Oil Palm Private Limited, is a company engaged in the Oil Palm development program in India ever since the project commenced in the early 1990s. Due to its continued vision towards this project, they have invested in and actively carrying out our operations in 5 states of India. In addition to this, they are investing in South America and Africa developing an integrated Oil Palm project in 1,00,000 Ac of land each. Their activities in India include:

  • Nursery Establishment
    • Currently operate 9 Oil Palm Nurseries across 5 states of India
    • State of the art nurseries with all the necessary infrastructure to produce healthy saplings
    • Sapling product range has been sourced from 4 different countries
    • First of its kind 3-way cross, drought-resistant, high-yielding varieties available
  • Area Expansion and Crop Maintenance
    • Currently have over 400 trained and experienced agriculture graduates conducting area expansion and extension activities.
    • The manpower also carries out vigorous Crop Maintenance activities to ensure higher yields to the farmer.
  • Farmer Services
    • First of its kind, One Stop Shop Farmer Services centres have been set up for all farmer needs- “3F Akshaya Kendra”
    • Farm inputs like fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and micronutrients are being supplied to farmers across states via a network of 3F Akshaya Kendra’s
    • Harvesting tools and tackles being supplied to farmers at minimal cost
    • Harvesting Labor services being provided to farmer on no cost no profit basis
  • FFB Collection and Handling
    • Wide network of FFB collection centres established within 10km radius of farmer gardens across all areas of operations
    • Each collection point has an established and well-stocked 3F Akshaya Kendra to meet farmer needs as above
  • Oil Palm Processing Facility
    • 5 Oil Palm factories across India with a cumulative capacity to process 75MT/hour
    • 2 Palm Waste-Based Captive Power Plants
    • 2 Oil Palm Refineries Operational in the state of Andhra Pradesh
    • 2 additional Greenfield Oil Palm Factories are under construction
  • R and D facilities
    • In house Soil, leaf and water analysis facility to ensure proper technical guidance to farmers who need it
    • In-house development of bio-fertilizers and other organic products
    • Various other R and D programs being carried out to come up with methods and best practices to enhance farmer yields. 

Through all the above activities, 3F Oil Palm’s remain extremely committed to the Oil Palm development project and is actively working towards the aim of self-reliance of edible oils in India. 

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