"To strive for the overall development of tobacco growers and the Indian Tobacco Industry."
"Tobacco Board is committed to accomplishing its role - the expressed will of parliament - for the smooth functioning of a vibrant farming system, fair and remunerative prices to tobacco growers and export promotion."
Tobacco is an important commercial crop grown in India. It occupies the 3rd position in the world with an annual production of about 800 M. kg. Of the different types grown, FCV tobacco (Flue-Cured Tobacco), Country Tobacco, Burley Tobacco, Bidi Tobacco, Rustica Tobacco and Chewing Tobacco are considered important.
India is the 3rd largest exporter of un-manufactured tobacco in the world. Exports of Tobacco and Tobacco Products contributed Rs.6880.21 crore in terms of Foreign Exchange during 2021-22.
Auction Dates for commencement of FCV auction in Andhra Pradesh (Revised)
Critera / Guidelines for Registration / Renewal of Registration as growers of FCV tobacco and grant of licience for operation of barns in Andhra Pradesh for the crop season 2022-23
Critera / Guidelines for Registration / Renewal of Registration as growers of FCV tobacco and grant of licience for operation of barns in Karnataka for the crop season 2022-23