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Tripura tea allures Goenka group

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Oct 16 � After having an elaborate study spanning over six months on the tea industry, the Duncan Industries Ltd has come up with an ambitious plan to assist small tea growers in Tripura.

The Duncan International Ltd, a company of Goenka group has placed a proposal before the Tripura Government seeking its approval to push for the plan. As per the plan, the company will render all possible help � technical, logistic and financial to the small tea growers. It will also ensure to fix up a win-win price of tea leaves for the betterment of the small tea growers. �The plan of the Duncan Industries Ltd is under government consideration�, said Industries Minister Jitendra Chowdhury while talking to media at Civil Secretariat here on Friday.

Chowdhury said that government had already made it clear that it would provide land to the company. �The government wants the company to set up its own factory to ensure providing better price to the small tea growers�, he said. The State which has 55 tea estates produces 95 lakh kg tea annually.

While the production cost is scaling up (Rs 75-80 per kg), the selling price stands at Rs 65-70 per kg leading to a bleak future of the tea garden owners. Altogether 14,000 people are involved in the industry.

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Tripura tea allures Goenka group

AGARTALA, Oct 16 � After having an elaborate study spanning over six months on the tea industry, the Duncan Industries Ltd has come up with an ambitious plan to assist small tea growers in Tripura.

The Duncan International Ltd, a company of Goenka group has placed a proposal before the Tripura Government seeking its approval to push for the plan. As per the plan, the company will render all possible help � technical, logistic and financial to the small tea growers. It will also ensure to fix up a win-win price of tea leaves for the betterment of the small tea growers. �The plan of the Duncan Industries Ltd is under government consideration�, said Industries Minister Jitendra Chowdhury while talking to media at Civil Secretariat here on Friday.

Chowdhury said that government had already made it clear that it would provide land to the company. �The government wants the company to set up its own factory to ensure providing better price to the small tea growers�, he said. The State which has 55 tea estates produces 95 lakh kg tea annually.

While the production cost is scaling up (Rs 75-80 per kg), the selling price stands at Rs 65-70 per kg leading to a bleak future of the tea garden owners. Altogether 14,000 people are involved in the industry.