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Tobacco Board bags Golden Leaf Award

Our Bureau Guntur | Updated on October 09, 2014 Published on October 09, 2014

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The Tobacco Board here has bagged the Golden Leaf Award for "its most impressive public service initiatives" in the sector.

Tobacco Board Chairman K. Gopal said it was the first Government organisation or agency to bag the prestigious award and "the credit goes entirely to the enterprising tobacco farmers of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka." He received the award recently in Washington at an international conference held by the Global Tobacco Network Forum (GTNF) to discuss the emerging issues in the tobacco sector.

The initiatives taken by the Tobacco Board in extension activities, reduction of pesticide residues, introduction of good agricultural practices and introduction of e-auctions in AP and Karnataka came in for high praise at the conference, he said.

The GTNF was launched in 2008 by Tobacco Reporter to bring together various stakeholders in the sector and discuss issues. The Golden Leaf Award was sponsored by BMJ group, a leader in paper products.

Published on October 09, 2014
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