Tea Board to take over management control of 7 tea estates

By | January 29, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(ii)]

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Department of Commerce)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th January, 2016

S.O. 260(E).—Whereas attention of the Central Government has been drawn through various representations to the deteriorating condition of the tea gardens of West Bengal, in particular the tea gardens owned and managed by M/s Duncan Industries Ltd.

And whereas, the Tea Board under direction of the Central Government caused inspection of all the fourteen gardens owned by M/s Duncan Industries Ltd. and submitted a report;

And whereas, a report on the status of stressed tea gardens in West Bengal was also received from the State Government of West Bengal;

And whereas, the situation of the said tea gardens has been assessed by the Central Government on the basis of the report of the Tea Board and the State Government of West Bengal and consultations with the stakeholders of tea sector;

And whereas, the Central Government is of the considered opinion that the tea gardens as listed below are being managed in a manner highly detrimental to the tea industry and to public interest:

(i) Birpara Tea Estate

(ii) Garganda Tea Estate

(iii) Lankapara Tea Estate

(iv) Tulsipara Tea Estate

(v) Huntapara Tea Estate

(vi) Dhumchipara Tea Estate

(vii) Demdima Tea Estate

Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 16E of the Tea Act, 1953 (29 of 1953), the Central Government hereby authorises the Tea Board to take immediate steps to take over the management or the control of the above seven tea estates as per the provisions of Chapter IIIA of the Tea Act, 1953 (29 of 1953).

[F. No. T-22015/1/2016-Plant(A)]

RAJANI RANJAN RASHMI, Addl. Secy.

 

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