Government to give 50 per cent assistance to tea garden ownersFebruary 24th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Government is planning to give 50 per cent assistance to tea garden owners to accelerate their performance in the international market.
Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that an electronic auction system is already in place for ensuring better prices to tea growers.
He claimed that Sri Lanka and Kenya are keen to adopt this new method to boost their tea exports.
Ramesh further appreciated the government’’s success in reopening most of the closed tea gardens in Kerala and Assam and assured that the process is on in West Bengal as well. (ANI)