The Tobacco Board are ready to start the barn license renewal and registration process for the next tobacco season from 12 August, reports The New Indian Express.
Tobacco barns are used for curing flue-cured virginia (FCV) tobacco with or without supplement heat. In order to maintain a tobacco barn, farmers must obtain a license from the Tobacco Board.
According to The New Indian Express, the Tobacco Board authorities are preparing to offer the licenses at all tobacco auction platform centres from 12 August. Farmers can renew or obtain their license without any fine up until 27 September. After that, they will be charged with a late fee up until 24 October which is the final date of the application and renewal process, Y Uma Devi, Regional Manager (RM) Ongole said.