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Title: Developments in Tobacco in the Princely State of Cooch Behar
Other Titles: Karatoya, NBU J. Hist. Vol 12, March 2019, p 151 - 164
Authors: Debnath, Tapas
Sarkar, Tahiti
Keywords: Tobacco
Cooch Behar
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Tobacco was a very popular intoxication content in colonial Bengal. Though several countries imposed certain restrictions on the use of tobacco, the colonial period became a mark on the growth of tobacco consumption and trade. Due to the growing demands, there was a need to improve quality and quantity of tobacco in India. A number of scientific approaches were suggested and adopted for the improvement of quality and quantity of tobacco. Princely states of Cooch Behar took keen interest in this matter. The main aim was to make the tobacco trade of Cooch Behar a profitable one. The Commissioners of Cooch Behar and Maharaja Nripendra Narayan had taken various experimental measures for the improvement of tobacco. A modern farm was established for that purpose. Prince Gojendra Narayan was also interested in tobacco cultivation. Victor Nityendra Narayan, visited famous tobacco growing countries. Though the investment and efforts on these experiments were much, the success rate was not satisfactory. There was always a fluctuation in the quantity, quality and rate of the tobacco in Cooch Behar mainly owing to rainfall and hailstorms.
ISSN: 2229-4880
Appears in Collections:Karatoya Vol.12 (March 2019)

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