Tobacco

Officials in dark over tobacco spitting

Chewing   tobacco and spitting in public places has continued unabated, despite the state government banning the practice as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus.

published on : 25th July 2020

Markfed to buy no grade tobacco bales from today

Markfed entered tobacco auctions in Prakasam district on July 1 and it fixed a price of Rs  85 per kg for low grade tobacco.

published on : 20th July 2020

Tobacco farmers’ unions threaten ‘crop holiday’ for next season

Meanwhile, AP Markfed managing director PS Pradyumna discussed the impact of Markfed entry into the tobacco auctions with farmers.

published on : 10th July 2020

Offering price for tobacco rose by 15%: Agriculture minister

Ministers K Kanna Babu, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy and Audimulapu Suresh formally inaugurated tobacco purchase through AP Markfed here on Thursday.

published on : 3rd July 2020

Andhra Pradesh government steps in to solve farmer-trader issues, to purchase tobacco

While the government will fix minimum sale prices for high, medium and low quality tobacco, all licenced traders will have to participate in the auction.

published on : 19th June 2020

Displeased over not getting minimum support price, farmers burn tobacco bales, stall auction

Later, union leaders met tobacco board chairman Y Raghunatha Babu at the regional manager’s office and expressed their anger for the low prices being offered for their produce.

published on : 7th June 2020

Tobacco farmers threaten to boycott auctions in Andhra Pradesh

Tobacco farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction over the low prices offered by buyers at Tangutur-2 auction centre.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Andhra Pradesh tobacco Growers stall e-auctions, block highway

Structure in dilapidated condition, will be reinstalled, says civic body; Sanchaita hits back at TDP

published on : 24th May 2020

Banned tobacco products smuggled in the guise of essential supplies

A truck bearing a fake ‘Vegetable Emergency’ sticker but carrying banned tobacco products smuggled from Madurai to Mayiladuthurai was stopped near Mayiladuthurai and its contents seized on Sunday.

published on : 18th May 2020

795 tobacco bales sold after auction restarts at four centres

The other three auction centres are Tangutur-1 & 2, and Kondepi.

published on : 1st May 2020

Gutkha worth Rs 1.10 lakh seized in Karimnagar, 3 held

The taskforce police and three town police, in a joint operation,  seized prohibited tobacco products (gutkha) worth `1.10 lakh in Karimnagar on Wednesday.

published on : 30th April 2020

Centre may step in as 95% of tobacco yet to be auctioned

Leaders of Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association said around 95 per cent of the produce is still with the farmers. Normally, 50 per cent of auction would be over by this time.  

published on : 26th April 2020

Tobacco auction deferred in Prakasam district

Tobacco auction has been delayed further after authorities announced red, orange and green zones in Prakasam district to contain the spread of coronavirus.

published on : 22nd April 2020

Indian tobacco consumption, exports may fall by 20 per cent due to COVID-19 lockdown

Sources indicated that the Board may ask farmers to cut sowing in Karnataka this year following the plunge in demand.

published on : 17th April 2020

COVID-19: Prohibit use, spitting of smokeless tobacco in public places, health ministry tells states

Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the COVID-19 virus," the ministry said in a letter to chief secretaries of all states and union territories.

published on : 11th April 2020
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