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Tripura initiates steps to boost tea industry: Chief Minister

Tripura initiates steps to boost tea industry: Chief Minister

Agartala, Aug 10 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb suggested to bring the private tea estates into the cooperative framework for rejuvenating the industry and enhance tea production in the state while reviewing the activities of the Tripura Tea Promotion Board yesterday.
Deb said with the growing demand for state-grown tea in the national and international market, the state government has emphasised on increasing the area of cultivation and augmentation of tea production without compromising the quality, which will pay a long term dividend to the state.
He said the state-managed tea estates have been moving towards a profitable unit but, the government thought to provide necessary assistance to the private estates, which are facing loss or having minimal productivity and added, “The concerned officials to assess the condition of the private tea gardens and to make an action plan for rejuvenating them by forming a cooperative with all those estates.”

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