OUR CORRESPONDENTSLUMP SHIELDJalpaiguri: The Tea Board of India will offer small tea growers an insurance scheme to insulate them from losses caused by falling prices. According to Soundararajan, the premium of the insurance would be borne by the Centre, state and small growers. Small tea growers welcomed the scheme. It is good that the tea board has finally made a decision that will help growers," said Bijoygopal Chakraborty, president of the Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers' Associations. In the past few years, the contribution from the small tea sector in the country's annual production has been on the rise.
Source: The Telegraph March 13, 2018 19:18 UTC