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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5302
ANSWERED ON:  22.12.2000
TOBACCO GROWERS REGISTERED WITH TOBACCO BOARD
BHAWANA GAWALI (PATIL)
Will the Minister of



COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:-




(a) the number of tobacco growers from each State registered with the Tobacco Board ;

(b) whether large quantity of tobacco is being grown by the farmers who have not registered themselves with the Tobacco Board;

(c) if so, whether any estimate has been made about the quantity grown by such farmers; and

(d) if so, the estimated quantity of tobacco being grown in the different States by these unregistered farmers ?


ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (SHRI OMAR ABDULLAH)

(a) : The number of tobacco growers registered with the Tobacco Board from each State is given below :-
	Andhra Pradesh	Maharashtra	Orissa		Karnataka

44443 60 126 18123
(b) & (c) : Yes, Sir.

(d) : Estimated quantity of tobacco grown without registration during 1999-2000 season in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra & Orissa and 2000-2001 season in Karnataka is as under :-
							(In million kgs.)

Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra Orissa Karnataka
11.662 - 0.084 11.140


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