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K. Suman Kalyani, S.K. Naidu, S. Nageswara Rao, N.Aruna Kumari
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1Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry-533 105, India
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Cite article:- Kalyani Suman K., Naidu S.K., Rao Nageswara S., Kumari N.Aruna (2023). CHANGING SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCENARIO OF FCV TOBACCO FARMERS IN NLS AREA OF ANDHRA PRADESH. Agricultural Science Digest. 32(1): 58 - 60. doi: .
Tobacco is one of the important cash crops cultivated by a substantial portion of the farmers (9,945 FCV & 5,000 Non-FCV) in Northern Light Soil (NLS) region of Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the present study is to examine the changing trend in the socio-economic conditions of the tobacco farmers in NLS area from 1980 onwards. After introduction of high yielding varieties like Mc Nair-12 and Kanchan in NLS area by Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, there is a significant improvement in the yields and net returns of tobacco farmers thereby benefiting them economically. There is a gradual increase in the average price of tobacco during the past four years and the price level reached its peak in the past two years (Rs.99.09 & Rs.128.25). A total of 10 villages and hundred farmers (ten from each village) were selected based on purposive random sampling method. The study revealed that there is a significant change in the socio-economic status of the FCV tobacco farmers in NLS area over a period of thirty years.
  1. CTRI News letter (2010). Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry. Volume 32, No.(3) pp.1.

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