Sunday, September 30, 2012

Triple Five scheme

The Union Government set up a directorate, under Tea Board, which will serve small tea growers, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.
The initiative is now only for the tea sector. This could be extended to other plantation sectors, if needed, Scindia said.
He added that some of the areas of importance for the tea sector were re-plantation and rejuvenation, increase in exports, and tackling challenges such as labour shortage and higher mechanisation.
The government had come out with the Triple Five (555) scheme to increase Indian tea exports.
It is 555 scheme because, the focus would be on five markets with five major measures for five years. For the first phase, the government had sanctioned Rs.6.5 crore for this scheme.

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