Tea Board developing mobile app for small growers to access better price & info
New Delhi, Mar 2 (KNN) The Tea Board of India is currently working on designing “Chai Sahyog”, a mobile app to help small tea growers in terms of better price realisation and information, said the government on Thursday.
It has floated a tender for Price Sharing Formula for fixation of price of green leaves supplied between manufacturers and growers which will benefit a large number of people in a scientific method, said Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
The Ministry highlighted the several steps taken by the government to boost the output, create a niche brand for Indian tea and to ensure the welfare of the families associated with the tea industry.
India is the second largest tea producer and largest black tea producer with production at around 1350 million Kg and is self-sufficient to meet out the domestic requirements and export obligations.
India is also the largest consumer of black tea and consumes around 18 per cent of the total World tea consumption. Indian teas are exported to various destinations and is the fourth largest tea exporter besides catering to a large number of domestic consumers.
The Indian tea Industry is employing 1.16 million workers directly and an equal number of people are associated with it indirectly.
Tea Board has suggested further amendments in the “Tea Development and Promotion Scheme, 2021-26” wherein several components are included for the overall benefit of the tea industry. (KNN Bureau)