A pilot project on Olive cultivation was conceived after the visit of team of farmers and agriculture experts to Israel to study technical feasibility and economic viability of the Olive cultivation in Rajasthan. After studying and reviewing the recommendations of the expert teams, the Government of Rajasthan decided to promote the Olive cultivation under public-private partnership in the state.
Rajasthan Olive Cultivation Limited (ROCL): ROCL was incorporated on 19.4.2007 under the Company Act, 1956. The company was constituted in collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan through Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board, Plastro Plasson Industries (India) Limited (now Finolex Plasson Industries (India) Limited), Pune & Indolive Limited of Israel having equal partnership. Initially, the Government of Rajasthan through Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board & Plastro Plasson Industries (India) Limited, Pune. The Board of Directors comprises of three Directors from each partner.
The Board of Directors is as under :
(A) The Government of Rajasthan : –
Principal Secretary of Agriculture, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Director Agriculture, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
General Manager, Rajasthan Agriculture Marketing Board, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
(B) Plastro Plasson Industries (India) Limited, Pune : –
Shri Satish Ghatpande.
Mr. S.S. Dhanorkar.
(C) Indolive Limited : –
Mr. Micha Harari
Location of Farms :
Company is undertaking Olive plantation on 182 Hectares on following Government farms in different agro-climatic regions of the state.
Name Of Farm District Area in Hactare
Barore Sriganganagar 30
Bakalia Nagaur 30
Lunkaransar Bikaner 30
Santhu Jalore 30
BasBisna Jhunjhunu 30
Tinkirudi Alwar 30
Bassi Jaipur 2