Tea Development and Promotion Scheme Current Affairs - 2019
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Government has given nod for the implementation of ‘Tea Development and Promotion Scheme’ and approved fund of Rs 1,425 crore for outlay of 12th Plan period (2012-17).
It was approved by The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after it was proposed by the Union ministry of commerce & industry.
This scheme aims at
- Supporting development of improved varieties and technologies for increasing production, productivity and quality of tea.
- Promote Indian tea in the overseas and domestic markets.
As per the scheme, the proposed fund will be spent on plantation development, quality up-gradation and product diversification, market promotion and research and development.