Directorate of Oilseeds Development, Hyderabad is a sub-ordinate office of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, located at “Telhan Bhavan”, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad (Telangana). This Directorate was set up in the year 1942 as PIRCOM (Project for Intensification of Regional Research on Cotton, Oilseeds & Maize) Centre which was looking after Research and Development of Oilseed crops in the Country. Subsequently, in the year 1966, this office was re-organized and research and development functions were bifurcated and research has assigned by establishing ICAR institute “Directorate of Oilseeds Research” where as development function remained with this organization, however it was renamed as “Directorate of Oilseeds Development” under Union Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

The Directorate of Oilseeds Development (DOD) is looking after the monitoring of Oilseed Development Programmes and Oil Palm Development Programme/schemes implemented in the country and also Central sector/sponsored schemes of Ministry in the assigned states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

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