Projects & Plants
PLANTS & PROJECTS DEPARTMENT
A.P. is one of the seven States considered for implementation of scheme “Operation Golden Flow” promoted by National Dairy Development Board Anand for restructuring of Edible Oil and Vegetable oils production in the country. The objective of the scheme is to bring about production enhancement in Oilseeds so as to narrow down the gap between demand and supply of edible oils and to eliminate middleman between the Farmers and the industry.
Keeping the above objective in view, the A.P. Oil Federation has come into existence during September, 1980 and it was registered under the A.P. Cooperative Societies Act. It started its activities during March, 1983 with the appointment of the Managing Director of IAS Cadre.
Later, since the area under Oilseeds Production has grown leaps and bounds, NDDB again after identifying suitable locations proposed two more processing units one each at Piler & Anantapur during 1991. Since the experience earlier was bad, A.P. Oil Federation decided to execute both the plants on its own by creating an Engineering Cell in the Federation.
The NDDB has sanctioned the following projects for execution by Federation during 1991.
To acquire the sick unit of APMARKFED at Anantapur at a cost of Rs.110.00 Lakhs and Renovation/Expansion of the plant to 125 TPD Oil Mill and 60 TPD Solvent Extraction Plant at a cost of Rs.403.50 Lakhs.
To set up a processing unit at Piler with 200 TPD oil mill and 100 TPD Solvent Extraction Plant at a cost of Rs.15.59 Crores.
Accordingly the Federation with the technical team of plants & projects Department and Civil Engineering Department has executed both the projects in a record time and handed over the plants to the Piler union.
The Anantapur plant was successfully commissioned during August,’94 and Piler plant was successfully commissioned during Oct/Nov’94.
Keeping in view, the potential of Oilpalm cultivation in India, the Government of India has set up working group in May,1986 to make an assessment of the overall potential of Oilpalm cultivation in India identifying as suitable in nine States. Only two States namely Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were identified most potential accounting for nearly 87% of the total potential area.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh allotted seven mandals in E.G, W.G, to the Federation for taking up Oilpalm Development in the first round. In order to cater the needs of processing of fresh fruit bunches of oilpalm, the Federation has initiated to set up a pilot plant at Pedavegi near Eluru for processing oil palm. Since the plantation and the produce was totally new to the country, the processing technology was not available readily. After knowing that the Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum has developed experimental technology for processing oil palm, Fedetation invited RRL-Trivandrum to offer the technology for the proposed Pedavegi plant during 1991. Finally, during August 1992 a 1 Ton/hr. cap processing unit was successfully commissioned at a cost of Rs.85.00 Lakhs. Since, no other enterprenuer who have been allotted areas have put up a processing unit the situation forced the Federation to expand the Pedavegi plant from 1 TPH to 2 TPH during 1993 and later to 4 TPH during 1995. Since then several modifications/improvements have been undertaken and the performance of the plant was stabilized during the operations in 1996. Till 1995 there was no other processing unit in A.P. for processing FFB and so the entire produce received from East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and to some extent from Nellore was processed in the Pedavegi Plant.
PEDAVEGI PROJECT: As the existing plant at Pedavegi has become inefficient due to ageing and due to several expansions in phased manner in order to meet the demand for processing the increased production of FFB, federation has taken up to establish a 10 MT capacity expandable to 20 MT FFB/per hour capacity palm oil mill with captive power with a financial outlay of Rs. 20.00 crores in phase-1 in the same premises of the existing plant. The proposal was sent to Government of A.P and Government has approved to take up the project with funding from internal accruals of federation in 2010. The first phase of the project envisaged now is completed in 2010 later the plant capacity was expanded from 20 MTFFB/Hr to 24 MT FFB/Hr in the year 2014 in all respects.
News & Announcements
- VC & MD inspected the GN Seed Buffer Stocks Godowns in Kurnool, Ananthapur, Kadapa and GN Seed Distribution Centers, Kharif 2017' in Chittor Districts.
- AP Oilfed had undertaken production of certified and foundation seeds from breeder seeds with the launch of ISOPOM last kharif season.
- The Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Oilseeds Growers' Federation Limited (AP Oilfed), the Andhra Pradesh State Seeds Development Corporation (APSSDC) and the Andhra Pradesh State Marketing Federation (APMARKFED) were the nodal agencies for the distribution.