Tea Board

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Tea Board

Office Address:

14, Biplabi Trilokya
Maharaj Sarani
Kolkata-700 001
Tel: 033-22215717/22255134
Email : tboardcp@cal3.vsnl.net.in
Website Address: http://www.teaboard.gov.in/


Tea and tea products.
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Tea is one of the industries, which by an Act of Parliament comes under the control of the Union Govt. The genesis of the Tea Board India dates back to 1903 when the Indian Tea Cess Bill was passed. The Bill provided for levying a cess on tea exports - the proceeds of which were to be used for the promotion of Indian tea both within and outside India. The present Tea Board set up under section 4 of the Tea Act 1953 was constituted on 1st April 1954. It has succeeded the Central Tea Board and the Indian Tea Licensing Committee which functioned respectively under the Central Tea Board Act, 1949 and the Indian Tea Control Act, 1938 which were repealed. The activities of the two previous bodies had been confined largely to regulation of tea cultivation and export of tea as required by the International Tea Agreement then in force, and promotion of tea Consumption.



1. Organization of the Board: The present Tea Board is functioning as a statutory body of the Central Government under the Ministry of Commerce. The Board is constituted of 31 members (including Chairman) drawn from Members of Parliament, tea producers, tea traders, tea brokers, consumers, and representatives of Governments from the principal tea producing states, and trade unions . The Board is reconstituted every three years.

The following are the standing committees of the Board :

(i) Executive Committee

(ii) Tea Promotion Committee

(iii) Labour Welfare Committee

(iv) Development Committee

(v)Licensing Committee for North India and

(vi)Licensing Committee for South India

The Executive Committee deals with the administrative matters of the Board.

The Export Promotion Committee deals with the work in relation to the export promotion of tea. Labour Welfare Committee guides the Board in implementation of various welfare schemes for the benefit of the plantation workers and their wards. The Development Committee is responsible for overseeing the various developmental schemes run by the Board.

Licensing Committee for North and South India will act as per direction of the Board or the Executive Committee pertaining to Chapter III & IV of the Tea Act relating to Tea Estate of North India and South India respectively. Read more


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Akshay Kr Wadhwa: Hello, Has anyone ever applied for a tea board certificate? I'm trying to fill the form for the certificate, and there is an option for 'proprietary marks'. Does anyone know what I should be putting in that particular field? Please assist. Regards Akshay

Neeraj Vashist : I am interested to Export TEA - BELARUS , I have a good contact in Meghalaya and Darjelling Tea Garden.

shyam Sundar sharma: sir kese apply kru tmco ..

ravijham jham: want to trade.what are the varieties.ravi

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