The Tobacco Board of India has increased Karnataka’s authorized flue-cured crop size to 104 million kg for the 2014–2015 season, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter.
For the past two seasons, the board has targeted the state’s production at 100 million kg.
The increase follows the production of a good-quality crop in 2013–2014.
The board has warned that it will continue to take action against unauthorized production.
However, board officials were quoted as saying that the area committed to tobacco was set to rise from 75,000 ha to 85,000 ha, a 13 percent increase.
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