The West Bengal government is seeking the tea industry’s help to reopen the 15 closed tea gardens in the Dooars region. It has asked the industry to prepare an approach paper for reopening tea processing factories at the closed tea gardens.
The state government held a meeting with different associations of the tea industry, including Indian Tea Association (ITA), to work out a feasible formula for reviving the closed tea gardens. The meeting was attended by chief secretary Amit Kiran Deb and state commerce and industry secretary Sabyasachi Sen.
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