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All India Network Project on Tobacco

Thrust Area

  • Germplasm evaluation and development of breeding lines for desirable traits
  • Conducting multi-location trials (IVT, AVTs, Bulk trials, Farm trials) with promising lines of FCV and non-FCV (Bidi, Rustica, Chewing etc.,) tobaccos for identification of superior varieties
  • Development / evaluation of location specific and cost-effective production and protection technologies for maximizing the yield and farm returns
  • Organising the varietal/technological identification committee meetings for identification of tobacco varieties/technologies for adoption by the farmers
  • Need based production and distribution of tobacco seed for the benefit of farmers