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The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) had made budgetary allocations from 2015-16 onwards as Central share under Crop Diversification Programme (CDP), an ongoing sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

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To encourage tobacco growing farmers to shift to alternative crops/cropping system in tobacco
growing states. State and year-wise budgetary allocations (Central share) made under CDP from
2015-16 to diversify tobacco farming in the tobacco producing States is as under:
(Rs. in lakh)

S. No.|| State ||2015-16 ||2016-17|| 2017-18|| 2018-19

1 ||Andhra Pradesh|| 787.00|| 945.00|| 210.10|| 210.10

2 ||Bihar ||67.00 ||80.00|| 17.80|| 17.80

3 ||Gujarat ||754.00 ||905.00 ||201.23 ||201.23

4 ||Karnataka ||600.00 ||720.00 ||160.08 ||160.08

5 ||Maharashtra ||11.00 ||13.00 ||2.86|| 2.86

6 ||Odisha ||9.00 ||11.00 ||2.45 ||2.45

7 ||Tamil Nadu ||20.50 ||24.00 ||5.33 ||5.33

8 ||Telangana ||38.50 ||47.00 ||10.47 ||10.47

9 ||Uttar Pradesh ||143.00 ||172.00 ||38.21 ||38.21

10 ||West Bengal ||70.00 ||83.00 ||18.47 ||18.47

In order to encourage tobacco growing farmers to shift to other crops, a National Seminar
on Crop Diversification sponsored by DAC&FW was organized by the ICAR-Central Tobacco
Research Institute (CTRI) at Rajahmundry to exchange information and experiences of
various stakeholders on various issues relating to tobacco diversification.
As per the reports of the State Governments, tobacco area shifted to other crops are;

1,16,635 hectares in Andhra Pradesh,

446 hectares in Bihar,

13,858 hectares in Gujarat,

1500 hectares in Karnataka,

636 hectares in Tamil Nadu,

120 hectares in Telangana,

2072 hectares Uttar Pradesh

2928 hectares in West Bengal from 2015-16.

Besides, the State Government of Odisha has also reported diversion of tobacco area to alternate
crops in an area of 5370 hectares from 2001-02 to 2017-18.

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