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GVL Narasimha Rao Appointed as New Director of Tobacco Board

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
GVL Narasimha Rao- Director of Tobacco Board

G V L Narasimha Rao, a Rajya Sabha member from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been appointed as a Director in Tobacco Board. "You have been elected to the Tobacco Board as a result of a motion passed in the House in December 2021," the Rajya Sabha Secretariat informed the MP.

According to the Tobacco Board Act of 1975, the Board is represented by a Rajya Sabha member. The Board, which reports to the Union Ministry of Commerce, regulates the country's tobacco crop

Aside from deciding how much crop farmers can grow in a year, the Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)-based Board oversees the auctioning process, in which registered tobacco traders and firms participate.

In response to his election, Narasimha Rao praised Rajya Sabha's Chairman and members. He stated that he will continue to address concerns affecting tobacco farmers and will work even more to improve their conditions and promote tobacco exports.

Rao was previously elected to the Spices Board by the Rajya Sabha and has contributed to the expansion of the spices industry. He's also the Chairman of the Chilli Taskforce Committee.

About Tobacco Board:

Tobacco Board is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Board is headed by a Chairman with its headquarters at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and is responsible for the development of the tobacco industry.

Tobacco is a widely produced commercial crop in India. With an annual production of almost 800 million kilograms, it ranks third in the globe.

FCV tobacco (Flue-Cured Tobacco), Country Tobacco, Burley Tobacco, Bidi Tobacco, Rustica Tobacco, and Chewing Tobacco are among the most prominent types grown.

The Board's primary functions include regulating the production and curing of Virginia tobacco in India, improving tobacco yields and quality, facilitating tobacco sales through e-auctions, implementing various grower welfare measures, and promoting tobacco exports.

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