The proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmer welfare presented in the Union Budget proposals 2020-21 on Saturday has evoked a mixed response from industry players and farmer outfits.Expressing disappointment, edible oilseed industry body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India said they expected at least this year the Union Finance Minister will come out with a package of incentives for higher production and productivity of oilseeds to reduce our dependence on import of edible oils.“The expectation of the industry was higher. We were expecting that the Finance Minister will also announce creation of an “Oilseed Development Fund”. It is disappointing that the above did not reflect in the Budget,” said Atul Chaturvedi, Executive Direstor, SEA. Terming the Budget as
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