TEHRAN (FNA)- North Bengal tea Center will take initiatives to export tea grown in the gardens of north Bengal to Iran as well as Pakistan and Egypt.
In a press conference at Hasimara, Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh said, “Demand for Indian tea is quite high in Pakistan, Iran and Egypt and tea of north Bengal will be exported to these countries.”
“Though north Bengal produces about 250 million kg tea every year, but the export volume is inadequate. Only nine per cent of Darjeeling tea is exported,” he said.
Ramesh and other officials of Tea Board of India will visit the countries to promote the export market.
Center has also promised to take special measures for the development of three hundred tea gardens in north Bengal.
The minister said the closed tea gardens of Kathalguri and Ramjhora will be opened in two-and-a-half month.