Oil seed crops occupy an important place in the agriculture and industrial economy of the country. India is perhaps the only country in the world having the largest number of commercial varieties of oil seeds. Mustard Oil is also one of the major oil seeds from which edible oil is produced. In Northern & Central India, it is medium of cooking food. Besides it is also used in preparation of Pickles. The Mustard Oil Cake ( By Product) is used as cattle feed.
It has enormous demand as one of the edible oils and used as cooking medium especially in northern, eastern and north eastern of India. The demand of Mustard Oil is increasing with the time. Refined Ghani, filtered, double filtered mustard oil have given new thrust to its market. Due to consumption in household and in pickle industries it appears to be good scope for establishing mustard oil industry.