Dr. B. V. Mehta

Dr. B. V. Mehta

Executive Director of The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India.

The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India was formed in 1963 to help and foster the development and growth of Solvent Extraction Industry in India. At present the Association is having 875 members including about 350 working solvent extraction plants having combined oilcake/oilseed processing annual capacity of about 30 million tonnes.

The Association is an all India body to solvent extractions industry and premier vegetable oil Association in the country having wide representative membership consisting of processors of Rice bran, Oilcakes, Minor Oilseeds and Soybean.

Onset of monsoon in Kerala delayed by a week leading to delay in sowing and yet together momentum in most of the states. IMD has forecasted near normal monsoon, however El Nino is not ruled out completely and may spoil the chances of normal monsoon, which may impact domestic availability of vegetable oils in next oil year 2023-24.
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The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India has compiled the export data for export of oilmeals for the month of April, 2023 provisionally reported at 493,448 tons compared to 332,353 tons in April 2022 i.e. up by 48% mainly due to sharp increased in export of soybean meal and rapeseed meal.
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