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Rs 1,000 cr relief for tobacco farmers

The package has been sanctioned by the Centre to help tobacco growers hit by cyclone and other natural calamities.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 13:00 IST

Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh has announced that a Rs 1,000 crore relief package for tobacco farmers has been sanctioned by the Centre for providing help to tobacco growers hit by cyclone and natural calamities.

Addressing a press conference, Ramesh also said that tobacco farmers will be encouraged to go in for alternative crops like Bengal gram and Union Government will provide financial asistance for it.