Abhijit Mazumdar

Tea (Promotion and Development) Bill 2022: A New Testament of Privation

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, has decided to repeal the ‘archaic’ legislation, Tea Act of 1953, that deals with matters of tea cultivation, management, control of tea undertakings, control and export of tea seeds etc.  Tea Board of India, in its press release, declared that “after more than 68 years, some of the existing propositions of the Tea Act, 1953 have become ‘redundant’ due to efflux of time, for which it has been proposed to bring a new act in place of the present act under which Tea Board will act as a facilitator for the benefit of the tea indus