Transplantation of tobacco has started in Karnataka and it is mentioned to acquire momentum over upcoming few weeks even as a section of farmers who experienced switched over to other crops like ginger previous yr are seen coming again to the dollars crop.
Just lately, the Tobacco Board preset the crop dimension for Karnataka in the 2021-22 season at 97 million kgs, bigger than former year’s 88 million kgs.
“We expect the farmers to return to tobacco this yr,” mentioned BV Javare Gowda, President, Federation of Karnataka Virginia Tobacco Growers Association. Karnataka’s crop dimension for 2021-22 is the ordinary for the previous 3 a long time and is marginally lessen than the growers’ ask for of 100 million kgs, Gowda mentioned.
Last yr, the crop dimension was shrunk to 88 million kgs due to the distribute of Covid-19 pandemic, mentioned Gowda, previous vice-chairman, Tobacco Board.
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