About Tobacco Board:
Tobacco is an important commercial crop grown in India. It occupies the third position in the world with an annual production of about 725 Million Kgs. Of the different types grown, flue-cured tobacco, country tobacco, burley, bidi, rustica and chewing tobacco are considered important. India, as an exporter of tobacco, ranks sixth in the world next to Brazil, China, USA, Malawi and Italy..Tobacco and tobacco products earn a whopping annual sum of about Rs.10271 crores to the national exchequer by way of excise revenue, and Rs.2022 Crores (2006-07) by way of foreign exchange. Furthermore, tobacco is a source of gainful employment. Several lakhs of people thrive on this weed crop.