Agartala: Tripura government has allotted 20 hectares of land for Tea tourism in and around the tea estates where land is available for non-tea activities across the state, a senior official of Tripura Tea Development Corporation Limited said here today.
He pointed out that the long dying industry of Tripura has revived and earned an impressive profit in three years. Besides boosting the tea industry in the state, the government has initiated the step to develop the tourism circuit in the tea garden as an ecotourism destination under the management of the particular estates.
“Now tea leaves are being sold at Rs 274 per kg which was Rs 134 three years ago. The wages of workers were Rs 105 and now, it has been increased to Rs 131 per day while the tea business grew 17 per cent even during the pandemic,” the officials stated.
Tea is cultivated in 12,800 hectares of land in Tripura and recently, the council of ministers has decided to bring 20 hectares of land in different tea gardens to develop tourism and holiday purposes, the officials stated adding that there is a big market in Bangladesh for processed tea leaves of Tripura, the government has been persuading central government for exporting tea. Bangladesh is procuring about 65 lakh kilos of processed tea leaves from Sri Lanka and if the centre clears the nod, the same supply can be made from here.