The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), claiming to represent farmers of commercial crops across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat among others, said steep increase in tobacco taxation in the recent past led to growth of smuggling of cigarettes in the country.
"We appeal to the government to have a taxation policy, that disincentivises cigarette smuggling," FAIFA General Secretary Murali Babu said in a statement.
On the road linking the provinces of Raith and Bani Malik in the Jazan region, there are quiet and natural resorts away from the hustle and bustle of life, including near the Raith, Hashr and Faifa
JEDDAH: Yahya Hassan Al-Khosafi, a Saudi residing in Faifa, a township in the southern Jizan province, has set up a cable car to take his disabled son to hospital.
The cable car runs on a one-kilometer long cable running from his house until Faifa General Hospital.
"On receiving reports of tremors from Dair, Eidaby and Faifa
within 100 kilometers distance from the southern city of Jizan, we sent several rescue teams there, but they could not find any accidents or untoward incidents caused by the tremor," said local Director of Jizan Civil Defense Brig.