Role of Tea Board to be tweaked: Govt official

The commerce ministry is deliberating on the role played by Tea Board and is in the process of tweaking it, a senior official has said.

According to government estimates, the cost of administering the subsidies far outweighs the quantum given to the industry. He said the overall turnover of the tea industry was huge, and therefore, it is not required for the government to dole out subsidies, the official said

Meanwhile , commerce minister Suresh Prabhu in a video message said there was a need to create an export demand and asked the industry to prepare a detailed study.