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Flue-Cured Virginia

Flue-Cured Virginia:

The Government of India has taken several measures to support Flue-Cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

  • Flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco is a type of tobacco leaf that is cured by exposing it to heat in a flue, or enclosed space.
  • This process removes moisture from the tobacco leaves while retaining their bright colour and producing a mild, sweet flavour.
  • FCV tobacco is commonly used in cigarette blends, prized for its high sugar content and smooth smoking characteristics.
  • It is grown in various regions around the world, with notable production in countries like the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and India.
  • FCV tobacco is mainly produced in India in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
  • In Karnataka, the Mysore and Hassan districts produce more than 95% of FCV tobacco