Jal Mahal Current Affairs - 2019

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Logo for Tripura tea unveiled

The Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb unveiled the official logo of Tripura Tea. The Tripura Tea logo features Neermahal, the iconic landmark of Tripura.

About Neermahal

Neermahal was built by then Tripura King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake, as his summer residence. It is located in Melaghar, around 53 km west of Agartala.

This is the largest water palace in India and one of two water palaces in India. The other water palace of India is located at Jal Mahal in Rajasthan.

Climatic Conditions favourable for Tea Cultivation

The following factors are favourable for Tea cultivation:

  • A temperature of 21-29 deg c.
  • Annual Rainfall of 150-200 cm.
  • The soil must be rich in humus as tea shrubs require fertile mountain soil mixed with lime and iron.
  • Well drained land to prevent stagnation of water.

Tripura and Tea cultivation

The tea cultivation in Tripura began at Hiracherra estate in Unakoti district in 1916. At present, Tripura is the second largest tea producing state in the northeast and produces 10 million kg of tea annually with an area of 6,430 hectares under cultivation.

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