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Tea Board of India to be overhauled

  • Published
    23rd Mar, 2022
Context

The 70-year-old Tea Act is headed for an amendment aimed at overhauling the Tea Board of India amid falling tea exports worsened by the Ukraine crisis.

About

About Tea Board of India:

  • Tea Board was set up as a statutory body on 1st April, 1954 as per Section (4) of the Tea Act, 1953.
  • As an apex body, it looks after the overall development of the tea industry.
  • The Board’s Head Office is situated in Kolkata and there are two Zonal offices-one each in North Eastern Region at Jorhat in Assam and in Southern Region at Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
  • For the purpose of tea promotion, three overseas offices are located at London, Dubai and Moscow.
  • Organisation of the Board:
    • The present Tea Board is functioning as a statutory body of the Central Government under the Ministry of Commerce.
    • The Board is constituted of 31 members (including Chairman) drawn from Members of Parliament, tea producers, tea traders, tea brokers, consumers, and representatives of Governments from the principal tea producing states, and trade unions .
    • The Board is reconstituted every three years.
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