India to allow sales of unauthorized flue-cured

| March 26, 2015

The sale of unauthorized flue-cured tobacco will be allowed at auction floors in India, where currently leaf is being sold in Andhra Pradesh, according to a story in the Hindu, relayed by the TMA.

This was announced by the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman.

The government levies a penalty of 7.5 percent of the selling price plus Rs2 per kg for unauthorized flue-cured sold by registered growers, and 15 percent of the selling price plus Rs2 per kg for unauthorized flue-cured sold by unregistered growers.

Each registered flue-cured grower may sell a maximum of 270 kg.

Category: Breaking News

Comments are closed.