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Tea Development and Promotion Scheme (TDPS): Plantation Development for Small Tea Growers (PDSTG): Mechanization for Individual Small Growers

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The Government of India has conveyed its approval for the Tea Board’s Scheme “Tea Development & Promotion Scheme” for implementation during the 15th Finance Commission (2021-26). The scheme has seven major components covering the broad areas of the Tea Board’s operation for the overall protection, growth & sustenance of the Indian Tea Industry.

The objective of the scheme is to improve the production, productivity, and quality of Indian teas in order to remain competitive in global markets, focus on the development of the small tea growers, their collectivization for moving up in the value chain, value addition in teas for better price realization and share in export markets, explore the potential of tea grown in the North Eastern States, focus on improving the per capita consumption of tea, improving tea exports from India to high-value markets, encouraging research and development and other technological innovation to bring transparency in the entire supply chain as envisaged in the Tea Act, 1953.

"Plantation Development for Small Tea Growers (PDSTG)" Component of the TDPS
The objective of this component is to increase the production, productivity and quality of tea, overall development of small tea growers to help them move up in the value chain, sustainability of production by promoting organic tea cultivation& climate resilient tea and to make them self-reliant by setting up their own processing units.
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