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 A meeting was held to discuss allocation of the surplus tobacco 2021 crop at Tobacco Research Station, Mardan on 06 09 2021.

The aim was to create consensus among all stake holders on the issue concerned.  Quota holders of tobacco 2021 crop, Growers

representatives, and BoD members participated in the meeting. The Secretary PTB chaired the meeting and after detail discussion it

was mutually agreed that:

  1.       Surplus tobacco equal to 5.00 million Kg will be allocated proportionately to all purchasers of tobacco 2021 crop.
  2.       All the depots of a company in the districts of Swabi, Mardan and Charsadda will remain open from 8 00 AM to 4 PM.
  3.       The agreement holders will be given priority.
  4.       Tobacco of all farmers will be purchased but not of middle men. Middle men will be discouraged.
  5.       The payment date as per rule will be maintained as 30 days in payment vouchers.
  6.       The notified grade wise MIPs will be observed.