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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-December-2011 17:16 IST
Virginia Tobacco Produced in AP and Karnataka

 The details of area covered by Virginia tobacco under the Tobacco Boards’ registration in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka during 2009-10 & 2010-11 and   the quantum of Virginia tobacco produced in these two states during the same is as under:

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 
Crop Season

Area(ha)

Production(Million Kg.)

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka

2009-10

116543

79622

207.58

115.67

2010-11

116386

80516

173.24

127.85

(Source : Tobacco Board) 
 

. The Tobacco Board with its wide network of qualified and trained technical staff implements various extension & developmental programmes for improving the productivity and quality of tobacco. Various steps including supply machines for tobacco transplanting, topping & suckering operations and pesticide application have been initiated. To reduce Non Tobacco Related Materials (NTRM) problems, increased quantities of tarpaulins have been supplied to the tobacco growers. 

 

This information was given by Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of State for  Commerce&  Industry and Textiles in written reply to a question in  Rajya   Sabha today.

 

DS/GK