Tea plantations need to reinvent themselves

Union Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said on Thursday that the plantation sector should reinvent itself in process, quality, branding and others aspects for better realisation.

Teaotia, who was speaking after inaugurating  the India International Tea Convention 2016, added that the Tea Board itself needed to reinvent itself to meet the industry’s need, rather focusing only on subsidies.

Teaotia also the Tea sector to be more giving when it came to funding to make the Board more self reliable. “Last year, 43,000 hectares were replanted and 9,700 hectares were rejuvenated, which is only one third of what we set out to do........................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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