Botanical Name and General Information of Tobbaco
Local name : Tamakhoo
Family : Solanaceae
Botanical Name : Nicotiana tabacum,
Origin : America and islands of Pacific
1. Andhra Pradesh is the leading tobacco growing state in India which occupies nearly 50% of the area and production of tobacco. About 90% of cigarette tobacco produced in India is grown in A. P.
2. Second important Tobacco growing state is Gujrat which grows all bidi tobacco.
3. Hokah tobacco is grown in north Indian state.
4. Cigar and cheroot tobacco is grown in T. N. and A. P.
5. Mostly bidi tobacco is grown in Maharashtra.