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You may no longer need Tea Board nod to start a garden

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Sept 24: Aiming to boost tea production in the country, the government is mullingdoing away with the requisite permit from the Tea Board of India to start a plantation and has asked states to consider waiving off the no-objection certificate which is required, an official said on Thursday. "We (commerce ministry) have said it should be relaxed. There should be no requirement of permit from the Tea Board (of India) to plant tea. It is the stand of the commerce ministry that as long as anybody has legal land, permission to plant tea from Tea Board is not needed," additiol secretary in the commerce ministry, R. R. Rashmi told media persons here on the sidelines of the AGM of Tea Research Association.

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