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  • Tea Board of India

    HISTORY

    The Tea Board of India, a commodity board under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, was established by the enactment of the Tea Act, 1953.

    The constitution of the Board represents various interest groups of the tea industry such as - owners of tea estate and producers of tea, consumers of tea, government representatives from the tea growing states of India viz. Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh, Members of Parliament, exporters and internal traders of tea, persons employed in tea estates/gardens, persons representating other interests.

    The functions of the Board are defined by the provisions of the Tea Act. It is primarily concerned with the development of the tea industry and trade of tea, extension of area under tea cultivation, research activities concerned with improvement in the quality of tea production and cultivation methods, promotion of exports, other licensing activities aimed at containing adulteration and other undesirable activities, interception on behalf of workers for adoption of welfare measures etc.

    The Tea Board is headed by Mr. N. K. DAS, Chairman, which is again subconstituted into the Standing Committees which are Executive Committee, Development Committee, Labour Welfare Committee and the Export Promotion Committee.

    OBJECTIVES

    The functions and activities of the Board are performed by the following departments :

    • Secretariat and Establishment for administrative work and co-ordination of the activities of the various other departments.
    • Finance for internal audit and maintenance of the Board's accounts.
    • Development for the administration of financial assistance scheme and assistance to the industry for procurement for distribution and movement of essential inputs.
    • Research for administering grant loans to research organisations and maintaining internal research facilities.
    • Licensing for regulation of production and export and implementation of the Tea Waste (Control) Order.
    • Promotion for the marketing of tea in India and increase of exports.
    • Statistics for the collection of statistical data and undertaking cost studies.
    • Labour Welfare for the implementation of welfare measures in the tea industry.
    • Law for dealing with various miscellaneous legal matters arising in functional departments.

     

    OFFICES

    CALCUTTA

    14, B.T.M. Sarani
    P.O. Box 2415
    Calcutta
    Phone (+91 33) 235-1411
    Fax (+91 33) 235-5715

    LONDON

    Tea Board of India
    India House Aldwydh
    London WC 2B 4NA
    U.K.
    Phone (+44 171) 240-2394
    Fax (+44 171) 240-2533

    MOSCOW

    Tea Board of India
    C/o Embassy of India
    4 Ulitsa Obukha
    Moscow
    Russian Fedration
    Phone (+7 095) 917-1657
    Fax (+7 095) 916-3724

    DUBAI

    Tea Board of India
    India Trade Centre
    P.O. Box 2415
    Dubai , UAE
    Phone (+971 4) 525-208
    Fax (+971 4) 528-571

    HAMBURG

    Tea Board of India
    Osterbekstrasse 90B
    22083 Hamburg
    Germany
    Phone (+49 40) 2787-7834
    Fax (+49 40) 2787-7835

    NEW YORK

    Tea Board of India
    350, 5th Floor
    Suite No. 607
    New York NY 10118 USA
    Phone (+1 212) 563-5261
    Fax (+1 212) 563-5650
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