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February 11, 2017
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The Union Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma has envisaged a ten-fold increase in tea production in Himachal Pradesh. He has also outlined various steps to revive famous Kangra Tea. Speaking after laying the Foundation Stone of the Regional Office of Tea Board at Palampur on 10th April,2012, Shri Sharma said "given our commitment for the rejuvenation of the abandoned area under tea cultivation, the Tea Board has sanctioned a project to the State Government for baseline survey of the abandoned area under tea cultivation and another research project for revival of Kangra tea and its organic farming to the HP Krishi Vidhyalaya.... The project envisages enhancement in production up to ten times from the current production figures of 1 million kgs per year to 10 million kgs over the next decade in a phased manner."
--Excerpts from e version of The Himachal News.
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